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Mistress of the house: great ladies and grand houses, 1670-1830

Mistress of the house: great ladies and grand houses, 1670-1830

Baird, Rosemary

The roles of women as wives, chatelaines and keepers-up of fashion in the great power houses of 17th- and 18th-century Britain is the subject of this study. Rosemary Baird has selected 10 women whose married state as consorts to powerful men required them to take on a wide variety of roles

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Rosemary Baird
ISBN: 0297830783, 9780297830788
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-303) and index.
Physical Description: xvi, 320 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims. (some col.), plans, ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: 17th century; 19th century; Sex role Great Britain History 17th century.; Upper class women Great Britain History 17th century.; Women; Upper class women Great Britain Social conditions 18th century.; Great Britain Social life and customs 18th century.; Sex role Great Britain History 18th century.; Upper class women Great Britain History 18th century.; Great Britain Social life and customs 17th century.; Houses; Aristocracy (Social class) Great Britain History 18th century.; 18th century; Aristocracy (Social class) Great Britain History 17th century.; Upper class women Great Britain Social conditions 17th century.

Author note

Rosemary Baird was educated at Cambridge, Oxford and Paris and was a research consultant at Sotheby's and an Assistant Keeper at the Ashmolean before being appointed Curator of the Goodwood Collection.