Women in British Politics, 1760–1860

The Power of the Petticoat

  • Kathryn Gleadle
  • Sarah Richardson

About this book


This groundbreaking volume examines women's political involvement from a variety of innovative angles. In addition to exploring literary sources and women's contribution to electoral processes, pressure group politics are examined in depth (including Jewish civil rights and the campaigns against the Corn Laws and Indian widow-burning). The attention to neglected aspects of women's political activity, such as religion, domesticity, European nationalism, empire, and lifestyle enable this book to challenge not only the historiography of Georgian and Victorian women, but also the nature of political history itself.

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathryn Gleadle
    • 1
  • Sarah Richardson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and Modern HistoryLondon Guildhall UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of HistoryUniversity of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62991-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62989-3
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