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Sue Sheridan Walker, ed. Wife and Widow in Medieval England. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993. x + 221 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-10415-4.
Reviewed by Sharon D. Michalove (University of Illinois) Published on H-Albion (November, 1995)