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  Maids & Mistresses 13 May 2004  
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Where did the real power lie?

A new exhibition in Yorkshire looks at the women who lived in and ran some of the country's great stately homes; both as maid and mistress. 

In the first of a four part series, Janet Wilson reports on the mistresses, cooks, scullery maids and governesses who played a pivotal role.

Maids & Mistresses exhibition

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