Women and Power at Mount Stewart

Throughout 2018, the National Trust will be celebrating the centenary of the Representation of People Act which brought the vote to some women for the first time. To mark this historic moment, we will be celebrating the lives and legacies of the women who made our places special with a series of special events. At Mount Stewart our focus will be on the women of the Londonderry family whilst exploring perceptions of power

Edith, Lady Londonderry
Edith,Lady Londonderry, Lady Mairi Bury, Lady Theresa Chetwynd-Talbot

Mount Stewart and its Matriarchs 

There can be few historic houses in the British Isles whose history was so definitely and continually shaped throughout the centuries by the women of the family, and where the lasting legacy has such a distinctively feminine resonance.