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A widow, after the death of her husband, shall forthwith and without difficulty have her marriage portion and inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or for her marriage portion, or for the inheritance which her husband and she held on the day of the death of that husband; and she may remain in the house of her husband for forty days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned to her.—Public Domain What does this excerpt from the Magna Carta indicate about the status of women in medieval English society?

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    this indicates that women at that time were treated like property and usually had almost no rights

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