Jane Williams entry: Overview screen.
1 February 1806
JW was born, the second of seven children, in Riley Street
(though scholars have differed over both date and place).
JW published The Origin, Rise, and Progress of the Paper People
, with illustrations by Lady Llanover
, which describes the world of paper people created by herself and her siblings during her childhood.
JW published The Literary Women of England
, a biocritical study. As regards writers before her own generation it is hardly a work of recuperation, since its tone is often harshly critical.
By 18 December 1869
JW published A History of Wales, Derived from Authentic Sources
. It became the standard for four decades.