Told through the stories, journals and personal letters of the women of the powerful Fox family, Wives and Daughters is a window into the daily lives and experiences of women of eighteenth-century aristocratic society and the country houses that symbolized the power and taste of eighteenth-century Britain. Combining personality with historical setting and detail, Joanna Martin traces the lives of fifteen individual women in their four country houses through several generations, in society and at home. Taking an intimate and personal look at courtship, marriage, childbirth, education, houses and gardens, reading, hobbies, travel and health, this book is an engrossing account of woman's lives in this fascinating time.
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About the Author
Joanna Martin was brought up in a country house (Penrice Castle in Wales) and is a professional genealogical historian. She is the author of William Fox-Talbot at Penrice and the editor of A Governess in the Age of Jane Austen.
Table of Contents
Daughters * Melbury * Redlynch * Stinsford * Penrice * Country House Life * Servants * Household Management * Health * Education * Literature and Science * Gardens * Travel