Current Project: Doing Business with the Crown

This prosopographical project involves over 1000 women from royal administrative documents of medieval England.  Data will be analyzed in terms of the types of business they conducted with the crown and the effects of royal policies and politics on women and their families.  The project will form the basis for a book on women in twelfth-century England.

Dr. DeAragon's research on medieval English families and women in the twelfth century has formed the basis for essays on inheritance, marriage, widowed countesses, noblewomen, the de Vere family, and Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.  Her primary methods are prosopography and micro-history.