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Unmarried Women of the Country Estate: Four Stories from 17th-20th Century (Paperback)

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As the fight for women's rights continues, and while men and women alike push for gender equality around the globe, this book aims to introduce readers to four women who, in their own way, challenged and defied the societal expectations of the time in which they lived.

Some chose to be writers, some were successful businesswomen, some chose to nurture and protect, some traveled the globe, some were philanthropists. Each one made the conscious decision not to marry a man.

Elizabeth Isham of Lamport Hall, Ann Robinson of Saltram, Anne Lister of Shibden Hall and Rosalie Chichester of Arlington Court. These are elite women, all connected to country houses or from noble families throughout the UK, and this book explores to what extent privilege gave them the opportunity to choose the life they wanted, thus guiding the reader to challenge their own beliefs about elite women throughout history.

This book is unique in that it brings the stories of real historical women to light - some of which have never been written about before, while also offering an introduction to the history of marriage and societal expectations of women.

Starting in 1609 and traveling chronologically up to 1949, with a chapter for each woman, this book tells their remarkable stories, revealing how strong, resilient and powerful women have always been.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781526757593
ISBN-10: 1526757591
Publisher: Pen and Sword History
Publication Date: July 31st, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
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