Marriage was an important part of many medieval women’s lives, but not all marriages followed the neat path that the church had laid out for them. This week, Danièle speaks with Dr. Bridget Wells-Furby about fourteenth-century heiress Lucy de Thweng and what her story can tell us about medieval marriage, adultery, and even annulment.
Bridget Wells-Furby did her Ph.D. at St. Andrews University and focuses her research on landed estates in late medieval England, and on the reign of Edward II. You can follow Bridget on her website.
Her book Aristocratic Marriage, Adultery and Divorce in the Fourteenth Century: The Life of Lucy de Thweng (1279-1347) is published by Boydell and Brewer. Click here to learn more.
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You also buy her book Life in Medieval Europe: Fact and Fiction through Amazon.com
Podcast editing done by Noah Tetzner, who is also the host of The History of Vikings podcast
Top Image: British Library Add MS 42130 fol.35r