Women and Magna Carta

My most recent article for Magna Carta 2015 Canada discusses the impact of the Magna Carta on the status of women. The Great Charter is one of the key documents to bridge the divide between the status of women in medieval England and the twenty-first century Western World. Although there were no women among the nobles who pressured King John to affix his seal to Magna Carta, various clauses in the document codified the marriage rights of noble heiresses and both the property and marriage rights of wealthy widows.

Click here to read the full article, “Women and Magna Carta” on the Magna Carta 2015 Canada website.


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