Visiting Scholars

Distinguished Visiting Scholar

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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