Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Standard Name: Falkland, Elizabeth Cary,,, Viscountess
Birth Name: Elizabeth Tanfield
Married Name: Elizabeth Cary
Titled: Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Pseudonym: E. C.
Pseudonym: E. F.
Indexed Name: Elizabeth Tanfield Cary
Religious Name: Mary in God
Used Form: Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland
As an early seventeenth-century writer of tragedy Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland
, has an important place in literary history, though her play, like her first translation, was done when she was almost a child. She herself probably valued more highly her geographical, biographical and theological works, both translated and original. Her Edward II extraordinarily blends history, drama, and political commentary.
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The next year, a modern scholarly edition of LJL
's work appeared, as The Tragedie of Iphigeneia, in Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women, edited by Diane Purkiss
together with plays by the Countess of Pembroke
was born, one of the eleven children of Elizabeth Cary, later Lady Falkland
Latz, Dorothy L. "Glow-Worm Light": Writings of Seventeenth-Century English Recusant Women from Original Manuscripts. University of Salzburg, 1989.
's four youngest daughters grew up while their mother was still nominally a Protestant and their father, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was systematically persecuting Catholics. After his death they lived as Protestants...
Family and Intimate relationships
's mother, the dramatist and poet Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland
, strove for twenty-six years to be a submissive and dutiful wife.
Family and Intimate relationships
's father, Sir Henry Lee
of Ditchley Park, about four miles from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, died of smallpox before she was born. His family had connections with Elizabeth Cary (Lady Falkland)
, Lucy Hutchinson
, and Katherine Philips
Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, pp. 1 - 124.
The year 2018 was a high point in MK
studies, with the first academic conference devoted to her, and the establishment of the Margery Kempe Society
. Diane Watt
summarized the growth of her reputation...
was a seventeenth-century nun (like those of her sisters to whom her work has been variously ascribed). It was presumably as part of her religious life, more than for family or literary reasons, that...
Julian of Norwich
This was the long version, edited and put in print by Serenus Cressy
(who had been chaplain to Lady Falkland
's son, and later converted to Catholicism and became a Benedictine monk).
Julian of Norwich,. “Introduction”. A Book of Showings, edited by Edmund Colledge and James Walsh, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1978, pp. 1 - 198.
This work listed MO
as one of its Women among the moderns eminent for poetry. Phillips, nephew and pupil of John Milton
, seems quite interested in the existence of women poets. Others in his...
's prefatory epistle offers advice on the conduct of his life to her son Bernye, and further good counsel is prominent. This book (which also includes poems and prayers) is both the earliest extant...
This is another English Civil War story, in which imaginary characters (a pair of courting lovers, a villain, the noble-hearted Charlotte who is based on EL
's nurse during her childhood, and Joscelyn Heyworth and...
The frontispiece depicts Oxford, and the university occupies a prominent position in the book (though JC
writes fondly, too, of villages like Peppard Common where she herself lived). Her second sentence proclaims: We who live...
In these medieval stories characters reveal themselves and their motives in speeches or dramatic monologues (a method of history writing—practised from antiquity, and used in English by, for instance, Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland