Mistress of the House

    Mistress of the House

    Great Ladies and Grand Houses 1670-1830

    Rosemary Baird

    Weidenfeld 2003

    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.

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