Henrietta Leyser

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This article is about the historian. For the plant biologist, see Ottoline Leyser.
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 Henrietta Miriam Ottoline Leyser Day.

Henrietta Leyser has contributed biographies to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Select bibliography[edit]


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.