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Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain
     

Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain

by K. D. Reynolds, Reynolds. K. D.
 

This study of gender and power in Victorian Britain is the first book to examine the contribution made by women to the public culture of the British aristocracy in the 19th century. Based on a wide range of archival sources, it explores the roles of aristocratic women in public life, from their country estates to the salons of Westminster and the royal court.

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This study of gender and power in Victorian Britain is the first book to examine the contribution made by women to the public culture of the British aristocracy in the 19th century. Based on a wide range of archival sources, it explores the roles of aristocratic women in public life, from their country estates to the salons of Westminster and the royal court. Reynolds also shows that a partnership of authority between men and women was integral to aristocratic life, thus making an important contribution to the "separate spheres" debate. Moreover, she reveals in full the crucial role that these women played at all levels of political activity—from local communities to the national electoral process. The book is both a lively portrait of women's experiences in modern Britain and a corrective to the view of the upper-class Victorian woman as a passive social butterfly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198207276
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Series:
Oxford Historical Monographs Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1820L (what's this?)

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