Ian Gilmour: Women and politics in Victorian Britain, 3 September 1998
Show More Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.
HarperCollins, 320 pp., £19.99, May 1998, 0 00 255668 5Show More
Aristocratic Women and Political Society in Victorian Britain by K.D. Reynolds.
Oxford, 268 pp., £35, April 1998, 0 19 820727 1Show More
Lady Byron and Earl Shilton by David Herbert.
Hinckley Museum, 128 pp., £7.50, March 1998, 0 9521471 3 0Show More
“... without autonomy or direction, being little more than passive victims of the whims of men’. K.D. Reynolds agrees with her. Her book argues that Victorian aristocratic women were actively engaged in the pursuits of their families and that, in the aristocratic culture, ‘they had some roles, such as those of wives and mothers, which were essentially defined ...”