Elizabeth Shirley

Standard Name: Shirley, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Shirley
ES wrote but did not publish what seems to be the earliest female biography in English to be written as a memoir of someone known and loved, although it is also, as the life of an inspirational nun by another nun, something approaching hagiography.


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Family and Intimate relationships Margaret Roper
At about the time of Thomas More's second marriage the household expanded again to take in Margaret Giggs .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
This Margaret's daughter, Margaret Clement , later became the prioress of St Ursula's at Louvain...
Occupation Winefrid Thimelby
She had an aunt already at the convent, and was later joined there by her sister Frances. St Monica's had been founded from St Ursula's at Louvain when the latter proved inadequate for the numbers...
Residence Gertrude Thimelby
This convent was linked with that of the nun and writer Gertrude More (who died in 1633) and her sister and cousins, all of whom were closely related to John Donne . It had been...
Textual Features Caroline Frances Cornwallis
Just as her seventh book, Christian Doctrine and Practice in the Second Century, made use of the writings of Clement of Alexandria , so this one takes St Bernard (a correspondent of Hildegarde of Bingen
Textual Features Georgiana Fullerton
Constance Sherwood is represented as the autobiography of its eponymous protagonist, an English gentlewoman living during the reign of Queen Elizabeth . A devout Roman Catholic, Constance reports the persecutions of the English Reformation, although...


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Shirley, Elizabeth. The lyfe of our moste reverent mother Margrit Clement. 1616.