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Henrietta Leyser
Occupation Historian
university of Oxford
Nationality British
Subjects Middle Ages
History of women

Henrietta Leyser is an English historian, specialising on the history of medieval England, in particular the role of women. She is currently tutor for welfare at St Peter's College, Oxford. [1]

Leyser has contributed biographies to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Select bibliography

  • (1996) Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500, UK: Phoenix Press, ISBN 1842126210


With Samuel Fanous (joint editors):

  • (2005) Christina of Markyate ; A Twelfth Century Holy Woman, London & New York: Routledge,

With Richard Gameson (joint editors):

  • (2001) Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages: Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting. New York: Oxford University Press.


  1. ^ St Peter's staff page


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