Standard Name: Hoby, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret Dakins
Married Name: Margaret Devereux
Married Name: Margaret Sidney
Married Name: Margaret Hoby
Titled: Margaret, Lady Hoby
Indexed Name: Lady Margaret Hoby
It is fair to say that the fame of's diary rests less on its literary qualities than on its early date: no women's diary in English is known to precede it. It is a religious as well as a practical record. Though her interest in writing was not literary, was a skilful user of words: she wrote letters and abridgements of sermons.
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