Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790

Author(s): 
Chalus, Elaine
ISBN: 
019928010X
Date published: 
May 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00

Based on wide-ranging, original research into political, personal, and general correspondences across a period of significant social and political change, this book explores the gendered nature of politics and political life in eighteenth-century England by focusing on the political involvement of female members of the political elite. Chalus argues that the personal, social, and particularly the familial nature of eighteenth-century politics provided more women with a wider variety of opportunities for involvement than ever before.