Nov. 19 lecture covers Magna Carta’s impact on women


magna charta lecture

Nov. 17, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Linda Mitchell, professor of history at the University of Missouri/Kansas City, will present "Wives Disparagement, Windows' Dower and Heiress Relief: Investigating Magna Carta's Impact on Medieval Women" at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 19, in Slippery Rock University's 116 Vincent Center.

The lecture is part of the SRU history department's yearlong History Series on Rights and Liberties on the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta.

Mitchell's research focuses on women's history and the Normans who conquered much of Europe, including the British Isles. She authored "Portraits of Medieval Women" and "Family Life in the Middle Ages."

The British Magna Carta, singed in 1215, secured individual liberties for British citizens and influenced laws protecting citizens' for centuries, including the U.S. Bill or Rights.

Other topics for the series include racial justice, the rights of those with mental disability and the rights of Native Americans.

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