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Dynastic domesticity : the role of elite women in the Yorkshire country house, 1685-1858

  title={Dynastic domesticity : the role of elite women in the Yorkshire country house, 1685-1858},
  author={Ruth Larsen},
This thesis examines the familial and domestic life of the female aristocracy in the period 1685-1858, through a study of the families of four Yorkshire country houses: Harewood House; Castle Howard; Temple Newsam and Burton Constable. The ways that women managed the domestic arrangements of these houses; their roles as daughters, wives, and mothers; and their reactions to widowhood, old age and death are all considered in order to understand the nature of country-house life in this period. The… 
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