Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Cooper, Elizabeth,, d. 1761
Birth Name: Elizabeth Price
Married Name: Elizabeth Cooper
Used Form: Mrs Cooper
is an obscure, early eighteenth-century writer with considerable talent in the two very different fields of stage comedy (of which she wrote two and published one) and antiquarian research (which led her to edit the ground-breaking historical anthology The Muses Library).
As well as a basic school education, the young TC
(who had been thought slow as a small child) taught himself an astonishing range of abstruse subjects, mostly historical, by reading in circulating libraries and...