University of Oxford
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. She was married to the historian Karl Leyser (1920–92); their daughter is Dame Henrietta Miriam Ottoline Leyser Day.
Henrietta Leyser has contributed biographies to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- (1984) Hermits and the New Monasticism: A Study of Religious Communities in Western Europe, 1000-1150, Macmillan, ISBN 0333325826
- (1995) Medieval Women: A Social History of Women in England 450-1500, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ISBN 1842126210
- (2015) Beda: A Journey to the Seven Kingdoms at the Time of Bede, Head of Zeus, ISBN 9781781853870
With Samuel Fanous (joint editors):
- (2005) Christina of Markyate ; A Twelfth Century Holy Woman, London & New York: Routledge,
With Richard Gameson (joint editors):
- (2001) Belief and Culture in the Middle Ages: Studies Presented to Henry Mayr-Harting. New York: Oxford University Press.