Women, Rank, and Marriage in the British Aristocracy, 1485-2000

Author(s): 
Schutte, Kimberly
ISBN: 
9781137327796
Date published: 
April 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

Through an analysis of the marriage patterns of thousands of aristocratic women as well as an examination of diaries, letters, and memoirs, this book demonstrates that the sense of rank identity as manifested in these women's marriages remained remarkably stable for centuries, until it was finally shattered by the First World War.