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The Resource Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne : marriage, separation, and legal controversies, edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood

Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne : marriage, separation, and legal controversies, edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood

Label
Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne : marriage, separation, and legal controversies
Title
Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne
Title remainder
marriage, separation, and legal controversies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The documents contained in Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne: Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies tell a story of Mistress Bourne's petition for divorce, its resolution, and the ongoing dispute between Mistress Bourne and her husband about their marriage and separation, and subsequently between Mistress Bourne and Sir John Conway both for custody of her daughters and her financial security. The letters capture the contradiction between married women's official legal limitations and the often messy and complicated avenues of redress available to them. Elizabeth's narratives and desire for divorce challenge literary representations of patient endurance where appropriate feminine behavior restores a husband's devotion. The Bourne case offers a unique set of documents heretofore unavailable except through the British Library, National Archives' State Papers, and Hatfield House. Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne is tremendously important to early modern scholars and our knowledge about and view of women's negotiations for legal autonomy in the sixteenth century"--
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DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Alfar, Cristina León
  • Sherwood, Emily G.,
Series statement
The early modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750 : contemporary editions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bourne, Elizabeth
  • Bourne, Anthony
  • Women
  • Married women
  • Divorce
  • Separation (Law)
  • Custody of children
  • Alimony
  • Support (Domestic relations)
  • Alimony
  • Divorce
  • Married women
  • Separation (Law)
  • Support (Domestic relations)
  • Women
  • England
Label
Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne : marriage, separation, and legal controversies, edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Letters and documents -- Index
Control code
1204267227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780367700362
Lccn
2020040993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1204267227
Label
Reading Mistreess Elizabeth Bourne : marriage, separation, and legal controversies, edited by Cristina León Alfar and Emily G. Sherwood
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Letters and documents -- Index
Control code
1204267227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 188 pages
Isbn
9780367700362
Lccn
2020040993
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1204267227

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