Ann, Lady Fanshawe

Standard Name: Fanshawe, Ann,,, Lady
Birth Name: Ann Harrison
Married Name: Ann Fanshawe
Titled: Ann, Lady Fanshawe
ALF is one of a remarkable group of seventeenth-century memoirists, biographers, or autobiographers whose material was the English Civil War and its aftermath. She is part historian, part political or religious analyst, and part adventure writer.
Painting of Ann, Lady Fanshawe, by Cornelius Johnson. Her shoulder-length hairdo has symmetrical curls at the edge, with a red and white ornament. She is wearing grey, with dark mantle and large collar. She looks inscrutably at the viewer.Valence House Museum, Barking, Essex.
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Family and Intimate relationships Ann Bridge
After Hungary her husband's next appointment, made in February 1943, was as ambassador to the Polish government in exile in London: a thankless task, says AB , at a time when the British government...
Family and Intimate relationships Catherine Fanshawe
Ann, Lady Fanshawe , whose memoirs CF was instrumental in getting into print in 1829, was an ancestor.
Friends, Associates Delarivier Manley
For the next few months she took shelter with the former royal mistress the Duchess of Cleveland (formerly Lady Castlemaine), to whom the daughters of Ann Fanshawe had introduced her.
Manley, Delarivier. “Introduction”. New Atalantis, edited by Ros Ballaster, Pickering and Chatto, 1991, p. v - xxviii.
Intertextuality and Influence Henrietta Maria Bowdler
Although HMB was provoked to write by William Hayley 's unpleasant Philosophical, Historical and Moral Essay on Old Maids, 1785, she gives a mixed message. This begins with an epigraph drawn from Elizabeth Hamilton
Leisure and Society Carola Oman
In a letter to the Times in 1962, CO described a bookcase in her writing-room which held the works she described as All the Winners. For a writer of fairly conservative views and strong...
Occupation Lady Eleanor Butler
In addition to their better-known activities, the women became antiquarians with a particular interest in women's writing. They copied early texts by women, like Ann Fanshawe 's still unpublished Memoirs. Henrietta Maria Bowdler sent...
Reception Brilliana, Lady Harley
After having been long admired for their picture of female heroism in time of need, BLH 's letters are now coming under scrutiny as expressions of domestic Puritan ideology and of the involvement of private...
Textual Features Ann Bridge
Though the authors declare on their opening page that the modern need is to supplement the exhaustive Baedeker with a selective guidebook (something designed to tell travellers what they cannot afford to miss), they actually...
Textual Production Catherine Fanshawe
According to Sir Walter Scott , CF and her sisters were responsible for the first publication, in 1829, of the memoirs of their seventeenth-century ancestor Ann Fanshawe . He described it as a new publishd...
Textual Production Dorothy Sidney, Countess of Sunderland
DSCS was close to her son-in-law, and continued a correspondence with him years after her daughter's death. Her letters to Halifax were published by Mary Berry in 1819, together with the letters of Lady Rachel Russell
Textual Production Virginia Woolf
By 1912 VW had published on Margaret Cavendish (as Duchess of Newcastle), Ann, Lady Fanshawe , Elizabeth Carter , Anna Seward , Elizabeth, Lady Holland , Maria Edgeworth , Lady Hester Stanhope , theBrontë
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Camilla Crosland
In the preface she declares that she sought to simply set before the young women of the present day examples of wives and mothers who have done their duty under difficulties and temptations; and if...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Carola Oman
Of the various writing women connected with Henrietta Maria, CO mentions Margaret Cavendish as a serious-minded girl of literary aspirations,
Oman, Carola. Henrietta Maria. Hodder and Stoughton, 1936.
and Ann, Lady Fanshawe , merely as an awed reporter of the good looks...


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