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Eleanor Anne Porden is that rare thing, an early nineteenth-century woman writer of Romantic epic poems. Her personal letters are also outstanding.
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14 July 1795 EAP was born in a Georgian mansion in Devonshire Place, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 March 1818 EAP, visiting the expeditionary ships Alexander and Isabella (in dock at Deptford), had the idea for writing The Arctic Expeditions. A Poem, published that year. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 February 1825 EAP died of tuberculosis, six days after her husband embarked on an expedition to look for the Northwest Passage. Bibliographic Citation link.
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