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Material on this topic is scattered and still slight. Christine Fell, Cecily Clark, and Elizabeth Williams. Women in Anglo-Saxon England and the impact of 1066 (1984) provide an outline, and Pauline Stafford, 'Women in Domesday Book', Reading Medieval Studies, vol. 15 (1989), pages 75-94, assesses earlier work and makes interesting observations upon the manner in which the data on women in Domesday may be distorted. Her Queen Emma and Queen Edith (1985), makes some important additional points about Domesday and women, and she views perceptions of the role of women between the tenth and twelfth centuries in a broad historiographical context in 'Women and the Norman Conquest', Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th series, vol. 4 (1994), pages 221-49. Marc Meyer, 'Women's estates in later Anglo-Saxon England', Haskins Society Journal 3 (1991), 111-29, and the same author's 'The queen's demesne in later Anglo-Saxon England', in The culture of christendom, edited by M. Meyer, pages 75-113, adds some useful material on the situation before the Conquest. Finally, the situation of English women after the Conquest is explored by Cecily Clark, 'Women's names in post-Conquest England', Speculum, vol. 53 (1978), pages 223-51; and Eleanor Searle, 'Women and the legitimisation of succession at the Norman Conquest', Anglo-Norman Studies, vol. 3 (1981), pages 159-70; 226-29.
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