Writing about a wide range of authors from Caedmon
to Coventry Patmore
, she devotes a significant portion of the book to the seventeenth century, which held a great interest for her. The chapter Anglicans
17 November 680
, Abbess of Whitby, died after a lifetime of religious leadership whose high points included establishing a double monastery at Whitby in 657 and hosting the Synod of Whitby in 664.