Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, eds. Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach entry: Overview screen within Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Online, 2006. <http://orlando.cambridge.org/>. 23 January 2022.
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As Lady Craven in the late eighteenth century, Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach, wrote plays in many genres (from comedy, tragedy, and farce, through pastoral to opera and pantomime), as well as poetry and an unusual novel. Some of this work was published; many of the plays were performed in private theatres, and a few publicly. After she had crossed the frontier of respectability and lived with her second husband, a foreign nobleman, before marrying him, she published collections of travel letters and a supplementary memoir.
17 December 1750 Elizabeth Berkeley, who later wrote as Lady Craven and then as Margravine of Anspach, was born in Spring Gardens in London, the youngest but one of her parents' eight children, of whom four died very young. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 6 February 1789 Elizabeth, Lady Craven, published her Journey through the Crimea to Constantinople. In a series of letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven, to his serene highness the Margrave of Brandebourg, Anspach, and Bareith. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 January 1828 EMA died at the Villa Craven in Posillipo, Naples, at the age of seventy-eight, having caught a chill from digging in her garden in the rain. Bibliographic Citation link.
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