Studies of the Origins and Application of English Law Governing Charges of Rape (Raptus)

Carpenter, Christine.  “Law, Justice and Landowners in Late Medieval England.”  Law and History Review.  1  (1993): 205-37.

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--------.  “Sir Thomas Malory and Fifteenth-Century Local Politics.”  Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research  53 (1980)  31-43.

Post, J.B.  “Ravishment of Women and the Statutes of Westminster.”  Legal Records and the Historian: Papers presented to the Cambridge Legal History Conference, 7-10 July, 1975 and in Lincoln’s Inn Old Hall on 3 July 1974.  Ed. J.H. Baker.  London: Royal Historical Society, 1978.

--------.  “Sir Thomas West and the Statute of Rapes, 1382.”  Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London 53 (1980) 24-30.

Note: Carpenter summarized Post's research and applies it to C15 cases involving charges of "raptus."