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Aristocratic marriage, adultery and divorce in the fourteenth century : the life of Lucy de Thweng (1279-1347)

Author: Bridget Wells-Furby
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : The Boydell Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Yorkshire heiress, Lucy de Thweng, was married as a child to her first husband but later divorced him, entered into an adulterous relationship with another man, was forced into marriage to a second husband, and then, after a period of widowhood, married for the third time to a congenial partner of her own choice. This sounds a remarkable and unusual story - but was it? This book uses the episodes of Lucy's life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Lucy de Thweng
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Wells-Furby
ISBN: 9781783273676 1783273674 9781787444140 1787444147
OCLC Number: 1040186060
Description: xi, 246 pages : map, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionBirth and Family; inheritance and disinheritanceWardship and first marriageSeparation and divorceAdultery and fornicationSecond marriageWidowhoodThird MarriageDeathReflectionsBibliography
Responsibility: Bridget Wells-Furby.

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The life of "that notorious woman", Lucy de Thweng, is used as a prism through which to consider the agency of aristocratic women in the Middle Ages.  Read more...

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