References and Acknowledgements
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The Maids and Mistresses Project was managed by the Yorkshire Country Houses Partnership, co-chaired by Christopher Ridgway and Allen Warren. The Yorkshire Country House Partnership was formed in 1999 when the University of York and seven of the houses in the region (Brodsworth Hall, Burton Constable, Castle Howard, Harewood House, Lotherton Hall, Nostell Priory and Temple Newsam) established a programme of interdisciplinary research into the history, families, collections, archives and estates
connected with these great houses. The partnership has seen extensive collaborative research carried out by scholars from the Departments of History, Archaeology, Art History, and the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, instrumental in building our existing understanding of this interesting topic; among this research should be particularly noted that of Dr Ruth Larsen, whose research has been invaluable on this topic and who edited the book of essays resulting from the project.
Burton Constable's exhibition was researched and created by Gerardine M. Mulcahy, who researched and created the panels in this article.