Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elaine Chalus

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280100

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280100.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 September 2019

Women and the Electoral Process

Women and the Electoral Process

Chapter:
(p.157) 5 Women and the Electoral Process
Source:
Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790
Author(s):

Elaine Chalus (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280100.003.0006

This chapter shifts the focus to women's involvement in the electoral process. It opens with a study of Lady Irwin's extended and successful struggle for control over her borough of Horsham against the duke of Norfolk in the last quarter of the 18th century, and suggests that her motivations for electoral involvement, and those of other women like her, were personal, familial, and ideological — not unlike those of their male counterparts. By highlighting the electoral activities of a number of aristocratic widows, it allows us to gain a more rounded understanding of women's electoral involvement.

Keywords:   political involvement, Lady Irwin, Horsham, duke of Norfolk, electoral involvement, electoral politics

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .