Lady Hester Pulter entry: Overview screen.
Perhaps June 1605
Hester Ley (later LHP) was born in "sweet Hibernie where I first had life":
at the manor of St Thomas Court
, now part of the city of Dublin
LHP apparently began composing the sixty-seven poems which she eventually had transcribed into an album, together with a separate collection of emblem poems and a prose romance. She gave the poems various titles: the first is "Poems Breathed Forth by the Noble Hadassah".
June 1667 or later
LHP composed her latest datable poem, an unfinished response to the incursion of a Dutch fleet into the River Medway
, and the military destruction it caused. She relates a dream in which the river gods and goddesses gather to mourn.
Just before 9 April 1678
LHP died at the age of eighty-two. Her funeral was held on this date.