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Ann, Lady Fanshawe is one of a remarkable group of seventeenth-century memoirists, biographers, or autobiographers whose material was the English Civil War and its aftermath. She is part historian, part political or religious analyst, and part adventure writer.
25 March 1625 Ann Harrison, later ALF, was born on Lady Day in London, in Hart St, parish of St Olave's. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1676 The extant manuscript of Ann Fanshawe's "Memoirs" of her late husband was transcribed this month. This copy is now British Library Additional MS 41161. Bibliographic Citation link.
Earlier January 1680 Ann, Lady Fanshawe, died after thirteen years of widowhood, at the age of only fifty-four. Bibliographic Citation link.
1785 Lady Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, the 'ladies of Llangollen', "meticulously" transcribed the whole of ALF's "Memoirs" (dating from May 1676) as a present for a friend. Bibliographic Citation link.
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