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dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Ruth M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T11:21:31Z
dc.date.available2020-01-09T11:21:31Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.identifier.citationLarsen, R. (2018) 'Sisterly guidance: elite women, sorority and the life cycle, 1770–1860'. In Dooley, T., O'Riordan, M. and Ridgway, C. (eds.). 'Women and the country house in Ireland and Britain. Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp. 157-169.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781846826474
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624366
dc.description.abstractThis volume of essays examines the lives of women in country houses in Ireland and Britain from the seventeenth century to the twentieth century. The authors present a spectrum of female house owners, residents and caretakers who were far more than bit players in the histories of families and big houses. The women featuring in these essays were all agents in their own destinies, taking charge of their lives (as much as was possible within a repressive society), as well as influencing the lives of others. They were committed to organizing households, supervising architects and builders, raising families, mobilizing political support, acquiring culinary expertise, assisting husbands or sons, writing fiction, travelling overseas, and, in one instance, undoing a late husband’s work. Drawing from a wide range of archival sources and family papers, this collection goes some way towards answering the question: ‘what did they do?’, and demonstrates the many roles women played in the appearance and running of family estates.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFour Courts Pressen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.fourcourtspress.ie/books/2018/women-and-the-country-house-in-ireland-and-britain/en_US
dc.subjectAristocracyen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectgenderen_US
dc.titleSisterly guidance: elite women, sorority and the life cycle, 1770–1860en_US
dc.title.alternativeWomen and the Country House in Ireland and Britainen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2016
dc.author.detailsadt065en_US


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