Dr Rowena E Archer

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Dr Rowena E Archer

BNC Status

Supernumerary Fellow

Role or Position

Lecturer in Medieval History, Brasenose and Christ Church


D.Phil Oxon 1984
B.A. Hons Bristol 1977
Undergraduate teaching:
British and European History c.1000-1500

Research Interests

English Aristocracy, in particular Medieval Noblewomen
Social and Cultural History
Currently working on a life of Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffolk (d.1475)

Publications include

Rich Old Ladies: The problem of late medieval dowagers', in Property and Politics: Essays in Later Medieval English History, ed., A.J.Pollard (Gloucester, 1984).

'The Estates and Finances of Margaret of Brotherton c.1320-1399', Historical Research, lx (1987).

'"How ladies... who live on their manors ought to manage their households and estates": Women as
Landholders and Administrators in the Later Middle Ages', in Woman is a Worthy Wight: Women in English Society, c 1200-1500, ed., P.J.P. Goldberg (Stroud, 1992); reprinted in paperback in Women in Medieval English Society, ed., P.J.P. Goldberg (Stroud, 1997).

'Piety in Question: Noblewomen and Religion in the Later Middle Ages', in Women and Religion in Medieval England, ed Diana Wood (Oxford, 2003)

‘Piety, Chivalry and Family. The Cartulary and Psalter of Sir Edmund Rede of Boarstall (d.1489)', in Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen. Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen, eds., P.Coss and C Tyreman (Woodbridge, 2009)

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