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Lady Betty Hastings (1682-1739): Godly patron

Laurence, Anne (2010). Lady Betty Hastings (1682-1739): Godly patron. Women's History Review, 19(2) pp. 201–213.

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Lady Betty Hastings (1682-1739) was extremely well known in her lifetime as a philanthropist, making a speciality of supporting godly causes. It has always been supposed that she made benefactions for religion and education out of her landed wealth. This article explores how she engaged with the stock market to make money for worthy causes and considers how charitable, religious, educational, political and financial concerns came together in the circles of her friends and family.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1747-583X
Extra Information: Special Issue: Woman in her Place: essays on women in pre-industrial society in honour of Mary Prior
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 21766
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2010 10:17
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2014 09:33
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