List of tables. Editor's Preface. Preface. Introduction. Chapter 1 Marriage. Chapter 2 The widow and her lands. Chapter 3 The household. Chapter 4 Lifestyle and travel. Chapter 5 Children, Kinsman and friends. Chapter 6 Estates and revenue. Chapter 7 Lordship and patronage. Chapter 8 Religious practice. Conclusion. Appendix: Glossary of terms. General bibliography. Index.
"Ward's search is meticulous and highlights some of the under-explored areas of upper-class women's lives, alongside the more usual marriage, family and religion ... This is an excellent introduction." The Innes Review (Journal of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association