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Aristocratic women and political society in Victorian Britain

Author: Kimberley Reynolds
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1998.
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This is a study of gender and power in Victorian Britain. It is the first book to examine the contribution made by women to the public culture of the British aristocracy in the nineteenth century.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberley Reynolds
ISBN: 0198207271 9780198207276
OCLC Number: 964126570
Description: VIII, 260 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements ; Note on Names ; 1. 'The Lady at their Head': Women and the Landed Estates ; 2. 'The Business and Charities of the Parish': Churches, Schools, and Local Authority ; 3. 'Many to Take Care of': Charity, Philanthropy, and Paternalism ; 4. 'Aristocratical and Female Influence': Elections and Electioneering ; 5. 'Party' Politics: Metropolitan Political Society. ; 6. 'A Busy and Suspicious "Cabal" or "Head Housemaids"'? The Ladies of Queen Victoria's Household ; Conclusion ; Biographical Appendix ; Bibliography
Responsibility: K.D. Reynolds.


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a long-awaited study of aristocratic women ... Reynolds study is rich in examples of the public lives of aristocratic women, many of which are fascinating. * Donna Loftus, Social History Bulletin, Read more...

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