Table of Contents
Note on Names
1. `The Lady at their Head': Women and the Landed Estates
2. `The Business and Charities of the Parish': Churches, Schools, and Local Authority
3. `Many to Take Care of': Charity, Philanthropy, and Paternalism
4. `Aristocratical and Female Influence': Elections and Electioneering
5. `Party' Politics: Metropolitan Political Society.
6. `A Busy and Suspicious "Cabal" or "Head Housemaids"'? The Ladies of Queen Victoria's Household