, who had been actively involved in the family mining business since she was about forty,
Child, Elizabeth. “Elizabeth Montagu, Bluestocking Businesswoman”. Reconsidering the Bluestockings, edited by Nicole Pohl and Betty Schellenberg, Huntington Library, 2003, pp. 153-73.
now became a coal and industry magnate in her own right. She built extensively on her estate...
Mary, Countess Cowper
Lord Cowper built a country house, Cole Green near Hertingfordbury in Hertfordshire, close to that of his younger brother, Spencer Cowper
. It was completed in 1704 for relatively modest cost, but additional wings...
Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre
Thomas Brand's family home was The Hoo at Kimpton in Hertfordshire. The house was remodelled in the 1760s by William Chambers
, and the park was transformed into an English landscape garden by Capability Brown
Settrington became a second home. Sledmere, HS
's main residence from now on, is a large and handsome building which dates from 1751 and had been improved by her father-in-law. It featured a Roman Catholic...
Lady Mary Walker
Meanwhile, Lady Frances begins by building one hundred dwellings (designed by Capability Brown
) to house artisans and workmen, and proceeds to construct a museum, library, astronomical observatory, an anatomy room, studios, a botanical garden...