Bibliography on 15-16th Century British Women and Property


Compiled by Judy Zimmerman

MacFarlane, Alan. The Origins of English Individualism: The Family, Property, and Social Transition. New York, 1978.

Bonfield, Lloyd. "Marriage Settlements and the 'Rise of Great Estates': The Demographic Aspect." The Economic History Review, 32 (Nov 1979): 483-93.

Houlbrooke, Ralph. "The Making of Marriage in Mid-Tudor England: Evidence from the Records of Matrimonial Contract Litigation." Journal of Family History, 10 (Winter 1985): 339-52.

Rushton, Peter. "Property, Power and Family Networks: The Problem of Disputed Marriage in Early Modern England." Journal of Family History, 11, no. 3 (1986): 205-19.

Bonfield, Lloyd. "Normative Rules and Property Transmission: Reflections on the Link between Marriage and Inheritance in Early Modern England." In The World We Have Gained: Essays Presented to Peter Laslett on His Seventieth Birthday, edited by Lloyd Bonfield. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Prior, Mary. "Wives and Wills, 1558-1700." In English Rural Society, 1500-1800: Essays in Honour of Joan Thirsk, edited by John Chartres and David Hey.

Todd, Barbara. "Freebench and Free Enterprise: Widows and Their Property in Two Berkshire Villages." In English Rural Society, 1500-1800: Essays in Honour of Joan Thirsk, edited by John Chartres and David Hey.

Bonfield, Lloyd. "Marriage, Property and the 'Affective Family." Law and History Review, 1 (Fall 1983): 297-312.


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