Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830
Hardback 320pp Illustrated
9780297830788   Product Code: 35334
The role of 17th- and 18th-century aristocratic wives was largely to help their husbands by overseeing the provision of impressive clothes, carriages and entertainment. Women's training for such tasks and their daily routine, in town and country, are described in the first part of this book, followed by chapters on ten ladies of remarkable personality who have left their mark on the fabric, interior decoration and collections of houses such as Audley End, Ham House and Belvoir Castle.