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Elizabeth Elstob is noteworthy as the first female scholar in the newly opening field of the Old English (or Anglo-Saxon) language. She was also a translator, a biographer, and a promoter of learning for women and of the study of women's history and culture: in short, a feminist.
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29 September 1683 EE was born at Newcastle, the youngest of eight children born in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
1708 EE published An Essay upon Glory—translated, as the title-page explains, from the French of Madeleine de Scudéry "by a Person of the Same Sex." Bibliographic Citation link.
1715 EE published, together, her Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue and An Apology for the Study of Northern Antiquities. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 June 1756 EE died in her eighties, after nearly twenty years as a dependent of the Duchess of Portland. Bibliographic Citation link.
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