Bathsua Makin

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The seventeenth-century BM , long famous as a writer on pedagogy and defender of learning for women, is now known to have been one of the earliest middle-class Englishwomen to publish poems. She relied heavily on royal and noble patronage.
Photograph of an etching of Bathsua Makin by William Marshall after an unidentified artist, 1640s. She is shown from the waist up, seated, and holding a small book, with draped curtains and a window behind her. She is wearing a simple dark dress with large white collar, white cuffs, and pleats down the front. Her hair is curly and shoulder length, with a small cap or hair-band. A Latin inscription round the oval frame mentions her position as tutor to the Princess Elizabeth and her skill in Latin, Greek, an
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Milestones

Probably about 1600
Bathsua Reginald (later BM ) was born in Stepney (then just east of London), the elder of two daughters.
Brink, Jeanie R. “Bathsua Reginald Makin: ’Most Learned Matron’”. Huntington Library Quarterly, pp. 313 - 26.
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Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Teague, Frances. Bathsua Makin, Woman of Learning. Bucknell University Press, 1998.
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After 19 May 1673
BM published the work on which her fame is based, An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen.
Makin, Bathsua. An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen. Thomas Parkhurst, 1673.
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Brink, Jeanie R. “Bathsua Reginald Makin: ’Most Learned Matron’”. Huntington Library Quarterly, pp. 313 - 26.
321
After late November 1675
BM died: the date is not known.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Teague, Frances. Bathsua Makin, Woman of Learning. Bucknell University Press, 1998.
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Biography

Birth and Family

Probably about 1600
Bathsua Reginald (later BM ) was born in Stepney (then just east of London), the elder of two daughters.
Brink, Jeanie R. “Bathsua Reginald Makin: ’Most Learned Matron’”. Huntington Library Quarterly, pp. 313 - 26.
316
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Teague, Frances. Bathsua Makin, Woman of Learning. Bucknell University Press, 1998.
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