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Caroline Wyndham-Quin, countess of Dunraven (1790-1870): an analysis of her discursive and material legacy

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dc.contributor.advisor Whelan, Bernadette Clarke, Odette 2016-05-18T13:31:29Z 2016-05-18T13:31:29Z 2010
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Caroline Wyndham was born on 24 May 1790 into the British gentry. The Wyndhams of Dunraven, whilst not being titled, were members of the land-owning and governing class in Glamorganshire, South Wales. In 1810 Caroline married Windham Quin, who belonged to an old Anglo-Irish family and who was eventually to become the second earl of Dunraven. Caroline‟s diaries, letters and annual reflections indicate that, even as a teenager, she was a deeply religious woman who had been affected by Methodism and by the evangelical revival that began in the 1780s. From the day of her eighteenth birthday in 1808 until her death in 1870 Caroline kept a diary, which forms part of her archive together with annual reflections and letters. This thesis has adopted a biographical approach in the study of this archive. An examination of Caroline‟s egodocuments has demonstrated the importance of religious discourse for the management of her, and her family‟s, emotions and her attempts to realise the prescriptive and gendered ideal state of resigned gratitude. This biographical analysis of Caroline‟s writings has also highlighted the importance of her work in the construction and preservation of a family narrative. This constructed and preserved narrative formed a lasting and important part of her legacy for future generations of Dunravens. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject Caroline Wyndham en_US
dc.subject Dunraven en_US
dc.subject Anglo Irish family en_US
dc.title Caroline Wyndham-Quin, countess of Dunraven (1790-1870): an analysis of her discursive and material legacy en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis en_US
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dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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