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Elite female constructions of power and space in England, 1444-1541

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This thesis takes an interdisciplinary approach to five residences that were commissioned and headed by noblewomen in England between the years 1444 and 1541. By focusing on the design, layout and use of domestic space, it explores how female authority was articulated through the material, spatial and social environment of the late medieval great household and its wider landscape.

The five noblewomen and sites considered in this study are as follows: Alice Chaucer, duchess of Suffo...

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University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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