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Medieval Gentlewoman
Fiona Swabey
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Medieval Gentlewoman

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This detailed study offers an addition to research on women in late medieval England. Its starting point is evidence from the life of one particular woman, Alice de Bryene, a Suffolk heiress of the late-14th and and early-15th centuries. As a widow and owner of several large estates, she appears to have enjoyed greater status, influence and independence than most married w ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Alan Sutton Publishing
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Kilian Metcalf
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I bought this book to assist me in creating my character when I was playing in the Society for Creative Anachronism. I wanted the freedom to be a single woman, wealthy enough to live on my own without the responsibilities that great status would bring. Rich enough to be comfortable, but not so rich as to be a target for marriage to a man looking for a rich marriage portion, and well connected to men who would protect me without interfering with my life.

Alice de Brynne fit the bill nicely. As a h
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