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The seventeenth-century Bathsua Makin, long famous as a writer on pedagogy and defender of learning for women, is now known to have been one of the earliest middle-class Englishwomen to publish poems. She relied heavily on royal and noble patronage.
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1600 Bathsua Reginald (later BM) was born, the elder of two daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
After 19 May 1673 BM published the work on which her fame is based, An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen. Bibliographic Citation link.
After November 1675 BM died: the date is not known. Bibliographic Citation link.
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