An Early Defense of Women's Rights [Heale, William]. An Apologie for Women. Or an Opposition to Mr. Dr.G[ager] His Assertion, Who Held in the Act at Oxforde, Anno. 1608, That it was Lawfull for Husbands to Beate their Wives. Oxford: Printed by Joseph Barnes, 1609. [iv], 66 pp. Reprinted 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772873; ISBN-10: 1584772875. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * William Gager [fl. 1580-1619], a controversial Latin dramatist, gave a public talk at Christ Church, Oxford in which he denounced women's "capacitie for learning, themselves adjudged worthie of blows" (p.3). Disturbed by this assertion, William Heale [1581?-1627], a chaplain-fellow at Exeter College, published this stirring response. His case is substantiated by his solid examination of civil and canon law in reference to this subject. The Dictionary of National Biography VII: 797 (Gager) and IX:331 (Heale). A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland, 1475-1640 13014.
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