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By J. Daybell

This landmark booklet of essays examines the improvement of women's letter writing from the overdue 15th to the early eighteen century. it's the first booklet to deal comprehensively with women's letter writing throughout the overdue Medieval and Early sleek interval and indicates that this used to be a bigger and extra socially varied quarter of lady job than has ordinarily been assumed. The essays, contributed through some of the prime researchers lively within the box, illustrate women's engagement in a number of actions, either literary and political, social and non secular.

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Letters can show the ongoing relationship between noblewomen and churchmen on religious matters. Anne, Countess of Stafford was descended from the de Bohun earls of Hereford and Essex (she was the grand-daughter of Joan de Bohun), and she maintained her natal family's connection with the priory of Lanthony Secunda in Gloucestershire. 44 In a letter of 1433, she referred to her gift of ornaments to the church, to be held by the priory forever. 1420) who was buried at the priory. Anne herself intended to be buried at Lanthony.

Legge, Anglo-Norman Text Society, 3 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1941). The conventional format of ®fteenth-century letters in English is discussed by N. Davis, `The Litera Troili and English Letters', RES, 16 (1965), 233±44; `A Note on Pearl', RES, 17 (1966), 403±5; `Style and Stereotype in Early English Letters', LSE, 1 (1967), 7±17. Rickert, `A Leaf', pp. 253±4; the letter is quoted in translation and discussed by P. Coss, The Lady in Medieval England 1000±1500 (Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1998), p. 66.

7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. M. ', LSE, 27 (1996), 87±130 (pp. 91±6). The development of trust in writing is discussed by M. Clanchy, From Memory to Written Record (London: Edward Arnold, l979), pp. 231±57; Parkes, p. 288. PRO E101/512/10. Four letters and one bond were printed by E. Rickert, `Some English Personal Letters of 1402', RES, 8 (1932), 257±63; and all the letters with a calendar of the other documents by Payne and Barron, pp. 146±52. PRO SC1/51/24; the letters were printed by E.

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