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Gertrude Thimelby was a Roman Catholic poet of the mid seventeenth century with a powerful individual voice, dealing with the themes of family love, bereavement, and religious devotion. Her surviving poems number only nineteen. Bibliographic Citation link.
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About 1617 Gertrude Aston (later GT) was born at Tixall Manor or Hall in Staffordshire. She was one of ten children. Bibliographic Citation link.
1629 The child Gertrude Aston (later GT) wrote a poem on a sister's marriage. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 July 1668 GT died in St Monica's convent at Louvain, aged forty-seven, after ten years as a widowed nun. Bibliographic Citation link.
1813 Arthur Clifford edited and published Tixall Poetry. GT is probably the author of all the poems in the second part of this volume; placed first is her piece on the death of her only child. Bibliographic Citation link.
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