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Ann Hawkshaw was a mid-nineteenth-century English poet who published several volumes of ambitious historical poetry under her own name. She also wrote children's verse, although probably not under the pseudonym 'Aunt Effie', which has been assigned to her in some library catalogues. Her two volumes of poetry for adults contain lofty pieces focused on periods of oppression and resistance in early Christian and English history.
14 October 1812 Ann Jackson, later AH, was born at Green Hammerton in the parish of Whixley, North Yorkshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
Spring 1842 AH completed her first volume of poetry, entitled Dionysius the Areopagite, With Other Poems. It was published at the end of the same year. Bibliographic Citation link.
1854 Twelve years after her first collection, AH published her second and final volume of historical poetry, Sonnets on Anglo-Saxon History. Bibliographic Citation link.
29 April 1885 AH died at her home in Belgrave Mansions, Grosvenor Gardens, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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