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Mary Basset was a significant member among the band of sixteenth-century women who were classical scholars and translators. Only two of what are said to have been her many translations survive.
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After 1523 MB was born into a family already well-known in English cultural life. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1557 William Rastell included in his edition of The Workes of Sir Thomas More, Knyght . . . wrytten by him in the Englysh tonge the translation by MB of the Latin section of More's Treatise upon the Passion, a section known as "De tristitia". Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
20 March 1572 MB died in London at not yet fifty. Bibliographic Citation link.
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