Henrietta Leyser

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Henrietta Leyser
Occupation Historian
University of Oxford
Nationality British
Subject Middle Ages
History of women

Henrietta Leyser is an English historian, specialising on the history of medieval England, in particular the role of women. She is an emeritus fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford.[1] She was married to the historian Karl Leyser (1920–92); their daughter is Dame Ottoline Leyser. Leyser has contributed biographies to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Select bibliography[edit]


With Richard Gameson (joint editors):

  • (2001) Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages: Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting. New York: Oxford University Press.

With Samuel Fanous (joint editors):

  • (2005) Christina of Markyate: A Twelfth Century Holy Woman, London & New York: Routledge,