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Elizabeth Avery, daughter of a heterodox clergyman, was a religious polemicist and autobiographer of the mid seventeenth century. She is remarkable for the violently sexist reaction against her first publication, a reaction which came most strongly from her own brother.
Probably during the 1590s Elizabeth Parker (later EA) was born. She was one of three surviving children, having a sister, Sarah, and a brother, Thomas.  Bibliographic Citation link.
November 1647 Elizabeth Avery, a religious seeker and questioner, published her highly controversial Scripture-Prophecies Opened, cast in the form of three letters. Bibliographic Citation link.
After March 1653 EA's autobiographical 'testimony' appeared in Ohel or Beth-Shemesh, edited by John Rogers, along with those of other women and men. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
It is not known when EA died, though it sounds as if she was still alive at the time of her appearance in Rogers's book in 1653.
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