Dr Peter Collinge

Wed 10 July 2019

Genteel hands and rebel queens in Georgian business

Georgian women are too often dismissed as Austen-like heroines in search of marriage and a good fortune, or downtrodden millworkers. Through the stories of two successful Georgian businesswomen – Ellen Morewood, a colliery owner and ironstone extractor and Barbara Ford, a maltster with close family connections to Buxton’s hotels and inns – and their business interests, financial dealings, court appearances, role-reversals, and private affairs, Dr Peter Collinge reveals a different perspective.

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