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Henrietta Leyser

: W. John Bennett Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Institute and the Centre for Medieval Studies

Henrietta Leyser is Emeritus Fellow at St Peter’s College, Oxford and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Hermits and the New Monasticism: A Study of Religious Communities in Western Europe (1984), her first book, was an original account of a much studied subject; her second, Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450–1500, which appeared in 1995 and has been reprinted several times, has proved seminal to subsequent scholarship.

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