Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach

Standard Name: Anspach, Elizabeth,,, Margravine of
Birth Name: Lady Elizabeth Berkeley
Used Form: Lady Craven
Used Form: Lady Elizabeth Craven
Used Form: Elizabeth Berkeley Craven, Margravine of Anspach
Used Form: Elizabeth, Baroness Craven
Used Form: Elizabeth, Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach-Bayreuth
Used Form: Princess Berkeley
As Lady Craven in the late eighteenth century, EMA , wrote plays in many genres (from comedy, tragedy, and farce, through pastoral to opera and pantomime), as well as poetry and an unusual novel. Some of this work was published; many of the plays were performed in private theatres, and a few publicly. After she had crossed the frontier of respectability and lived with her second husband, a foreign nobleman, before marrying him, she published collections of travel letters and a supplementary memoir.
Black and white photo of a portrait of Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach (while she was Countess of Craven, during her first marriage, i.e. 1767-83), by Francis Cotes. She has big hair mostly brushed back and trailing strings of pearls, and wears a loosely draped pale dress with plunging neckline, a dark shawl, and an armlet and bracelet.
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Family and Intimate relationships Harriette Wilson
On the journey to Newcastle HW had begun a flirtation with the witty Tom Sheridan (born 1775, son of the playwright, grandson of Frances Sheridan , and father of Caroline Norton ). He and his...
Friends, Associates Anne Damer
AD 's wide circle of friends included Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire , Lady Melbourne , Joanna Baillie , Sarah Siddons , the Berrysisters , the dramatist Lady Elizabeth Craven (formerly Berkeley, later Margravine of Anspach)
Literary responses Anne Damer
AD 's friends cherished her talent. When in May 1786Lady Craven saw the famous marble quarries at Antiparos, she immediately wished I possessed a fairy's wand, I would have conveyed large blocks to England...
Occupation Mary Robinson
That season MR appeared in the breeches role of Eliza Camply in The Miniature Picture by Lady Craven, later the Margravine of Anspach .
Her playing this part on 24 May was not, as her...
Publishing Jane Cave
The publisher was J. Sadler . JC dedicated this first book to its subscribers. Their names fill fifty-two closely-printed columns, and are drawn from an area which is arguably centred on Winchester but which reaches...
Publishing Martha Hale
Subscribers included the Prince of Wales and other royalty, Elizabeth, Margravine of Anspach , Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire , her daughter the Countess of Carlisle , Charles Burney , Warren Hastings , Miss De Camp (later Maria Theresa Kemble)
Publishing Ann Thicknesse
While the title-page says Volume the First, the dedication to Richard Graves (a neighbour near Bath) hopes he will enjoy this second volume because he enjoyed the first.
Thicknesse, Ann. Sketches of the Lives and Writings of the Ladies of France. J. Dodsley, E. and C. Dilly, R. Cruttwell, and T. Shrimpton, 1778.
titlepage, iii
Elizabeth Carter is replaced...
Publishing Sarah Scudgell Wilkinson
One catalogue lists this work as published in 1805. Years later SSW wrote that she had once entertained literary ambitions. It was the patronage of Lady Charlotte Finch that enabled her, when already a seasoned...
Textual Features Mary Robinson
To demonstrate, as well as arguing for, mental equality, MR learnedly surveys the course of political and literary history. She honours many women writers of the past (Aphra Behn and Susanna Centlivre as well...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text George Paston
GP shows here her interest in women writers, all of them letter-writers and commentators on the social scene. They are, apart from Anne Grant of Laggan, all noblewomen: Elizabeth Craven (later Lady Berkeley and later again Margravine of Anspach)


24 May 1799
Pizarro by Richard Brinsley Sheridan opened at Drury Lane . An adaptation of Kotzebue 's melodrama about Peru, Pizarro voiced the anti-French feelings (fore-runners of anti-Napoleonic feelings) disturbing the English people at this time.