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Mary, Countess of Derby, and the politics of Victorian Britain

Author: Jennifer Davey
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Lady Mary Derby (1824-1900) occupied a pivotal position in Victorian politics, yet her activities have largely been overlooked or ignored. This volume provides a rich investigation of how a woman, with few legal or constitutional rights, was able to become a significant figure in mid-Victorian political life.
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Davey, Jennifer.
Mary, Countess of Derby, and the politics of Victorian Britain.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018961444
(OCoLC)1057641936
Named Person: Mary Catherine Stanley Derby, Countess of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Davey
ISBN: 9780191089572 0191089575 9780191828614 0191828610
OCLC Number: 1102416657
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: aristocratic women and Victorian political culture --
'History will judge us right': a political life --
'It is the next best thing to a "chat" in St J squ': politics by letter --
'The most attentive hostess in the world': politics at home --
'That miserable party spirit': Mary and the Conservative Party --
'Begin afresh': Mary and the Liberal Party --
'Amphibious agents': aristocratic women and diplomatic culture --
'I am behind the scenes': the Eastern Crisis I --
'I should be open to the still graver charge of betraying H.M. Govt.': the Eastern Crisis II --
Conclusion: 'female politicians'? --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Jennifer Davey.

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