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Anne Wharton was a late-seventeenth-century poet who also wrote verse drama. Her recent editors identified with some certainty twenty-four of her poems; their hope, realised within a few years of their edition, was that this tiny fraction of her original output would be augmented with new discoveries. Bibliographic Citation link.
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20 July 1659 Anne Lee (later AW) was born, to a mother who was mortally ill and a father who was dead. Bibliographic Citation link.
1679 AW probably began her historical verse drama "Love's Martyr; or, Witt above Crowns". Bibliographic Citation link.
29 October 1685 AW, aged twenty-six, died at Adderbury, another of her family's manors near Woodstock; most reports mentioned convulsions before her death. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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