Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Standard Name: James, Elinor
Birth Name: Elinor Banks
Married Name: Elinor James
was a publisher and political writer in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, as well as a tireless admonisher of monarchs and fervent supporter of the . Her tone has the stridency of the totally convinced. She wrote and printed over ninety identified political pamphlets and broadsides (more than six times as many as were known only a few years before the end of the twentieth century). It is highly likely that yet more will eventually be unearthed.
The volume selected and introduced by Early Modern Englishwoman series includes ninety facsimiles of pamphlets by , then one manuscript and two printed transcriptions of pamphlets whose originals are apparently lost, plus the text of an incorrect ascription.for the