Katherine French

WSRP Research Associate 1997-1998

Research project

Women in the Late Medieval and Reformation English Parish

This study argues that women's roles in the English parish expanded in the 15th century. Their piety and activities grew out of their domestic roles, but seem to have been greatly curtailed in the Reformation.


HDS 2239: Gender and Religious Practice in the Late Medieval Parish (Fall 1997)


The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion After the Black Death
Katherine L French
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007