Margaret Roper

Standard Name: Roper, Margaret
Birth Name: Margaret More
Nickname: Meg
Married Name: Margaret Roper
Pseudonym: A Yong vertuous and well lerned gentylwoman of XIX yere of age
MR , though she is still known to history primarily as her father's daughter, was celebrated during her early-sixteenth-century lifetime for her letters and her translation of a theological treatise by Desiderius Erasmus .


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Anthologization Mary Basset
The title that appears at the head of MB 's own prose is Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking . . . ,
More, Sir Thomas, and Sir Thomas More. “Of the sorowe, werinesse, feare, and prayer of Christ before hys taking”. Early Tudor Translators, edited by Lee Cullen Khanna, translated by. Mary Basset, Ashgate.
This page is misnumbered 1319...
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Austen
JA was descended on her mother's side from Margaret Roper , daughter of Sir Thomas More , a translator and letter-writer whose reputation for learning as well as for heroic virtue was still alive.
Dunning, Ronald. “Family connections were always worth preserving”. JASNA News, Vol.
, No. 2, p. 9.
Dunning, Ronald. “Family connections were always worth preserving”. JASNA News, Vol.
, No. 2, p. 9.
Family and Intimate relationships Mary Basset
Her mother was Margaret Roper , who achieved fame in her own right as a scholar and translator. She died in summer 1544.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Margaret Roper
Family and Intimate relationships John Donne
His father died when he was four, and his mother married again. He was connected by marriage with the family of Sir Thomas More and Margaret Roper .
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Leigh
Her family is also unidentified. Her father was probably William Kempe of Finchingfield in Essex. The idea formerly canvassed by scholars that she was the daughter of the Robert and Elizabeth Kempe, which would...
Publishing Jean Plaidy
In 1961 JP published under this name two historical novels for young people: The Young Elizabeth, illustrated by William Randell , and Meg Roper : Daughter of Sir Thomas More.
Plaidy, Jean, and William Randell. The Young Elizabeth. Roy Publishers.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Reception Elizabeth Elstob
When George Ballard met Elstob years later she must have mentioned this unfinished project, for he was soon questioning her about Margaret Roper and Mary Astell .
Perry, Ruth, and George Ballard. “Introduction”. Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, Wayne State University Press, pp. 12-48.
Residence E. Nesbit
In May 1899 the Bland household moved to Well Hall in Eltham, then just south of London: a large and gracious Queen Anne house with cedar trees and a moat. It stood on the...
Textual Features Elizabeth Shirley
As a member of her community Shirley wrote for the good of that community. Though she professed to judge herself unworthy, she thought it her duty & part to write, hoping to inspire all those...
Textual Features Anne Manning
As narrator, Margaret More, later Roper , has to negotiate (without forfeiting her claim to womanly modesty) the communication of her fame in her own lifetime for her erudition and for her heroic courage at...
Textual Features E. Nesbit
Salome and the Head deals quite revealingly with female sexual experience. It is set at Yalding on the Medway. Sandra, its heroine, a dancer famous for her rendering of Wilde 's Salome (to Strauss
Textual Production Anne Manning
In AM 's novel The Household of Sir Thomas More, as in Mary Powell, a woman (Margaret More, later Roper ) ostensibly writes of a famous man: the ascription of authorship on...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Judith Sargent Murray
She backs this pleasure in modernity with a remarkable grasp of former female history and of the women's literary tradition in English and its contexts. She mentions the Greek foremother Sappho , the patriotic heroism...
Travel Mary Ward
She travelled over the Whit Sunday holiday, spending the festival at Canterbury and proceeding on her journey with a widow, Mrs Catharine Bentley , a descendant of Margaret Roper (a married woman, not the nun...


March 1524: Erasmus's Abbatis et Eruditae was published...

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March 1524

Erasmus 's Abbatis et Eruditae was published in his Colloquies.

March-June 1670: The Sacred Historie, a verse paraphrase of...

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March-June 1670

The Sacred Historie, a verseparaphrase of the book of Genesis probably written by Mary Roper , dedicated to Queen Catherine of Braganza , was beautifully transcribed for presentation.

1864: Famous Girls who have become Illustrious...

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Famous Girls who have become Illustrious Women: Forming Models for Imitation by the Young Women of England, a very popular book of biographical sketches by John M. Darton , was published.

2 July 1927: Crosby Hall in Chelsea (a building originally...

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2 July 1927

Crosby Hall in Chelsea (a building originally located in Bishopsgate in the City of London, once owned by Sir Thomas More , probably later rented by Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke , moved stone...


Erasmus, Desiderius. A Devout Treatise upon the Pater Noster. Translator Roper, Margaret, Thomas Berthelet.
Roper, Margaret, and Lee Cullen Khanna. “A Devout Treatise upon the Pater Noster”. Early Tudor Translators: Margaret Beaufort, Margaret More Roper and Mary Basset, Ashgate, 2001.