Anne Dowriche

Standard Name: Dowriche, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Edgecumbe
Married Name: Anne Dowriche
Pseudonym: A. D.
AD was a sixteenth-century poet and translator with a passion for Protestantism, a feeling for the heroic element in religious history, and a fondness for acrosticss.
Portrait painting of Anne Dowriche, dated 1567. She faces the viewer on a slight angle, with a slightly tense expression. She wears a heavy, dark, ornamented gown with a high, stiff ruffled collar that encircles her jawline and joins to an ornate headband, and her hair is pulled back from her face.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anne, Lady Southwell
Her mother, born Elizabeth Pomeroy , lived until 1634.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.,
She may have been a first cousin of epic poet Anne Dowriche .
Sampson, Julie. “Lady Anne Harris Southwell’s Commonplace Book & Cornworthy”. Scrapblog: a Writer from the South-West.
Textual Features Hrotsvit of Gandersheim
The first eight poems, in hexameter, relate legends of saints' lives, with careful and scholarly citing of sources. Katharina M. Wilson identifies in them three major themes: grace and divine forgiveness for the repentant sinner...


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Dowriche, Anne. The French Historie. Thomas Man, 1589.