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Briony McDonagh

Interim Director of the Energy and Environment Institute & Professor of Environmental Humanities


Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use (2019)
Book Chapter
Spicksley, J. (2019). Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use. In A. L. Capern, B. McDonagh, & J. Aston (Eds.), Women and the Land 1500-1900 (51-76). Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781787445208.003

This chapter offers an analysis of the land that was held by spinsters in England from the mid-sixteenth to the end of the seventeenth century. Although our knowledge of landholding by women is increasing, there is little published work on the amount... Read More about Spinsters with land in early modern England: inheritance, possession and use.

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