Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Locke, Anne
Birth Name: Anne Vaughan
Married Name: Anne Locke
Pseudonym: A. L.
Married Name: Anne Dering
Married Name: Anne Prowse
Indexed Name: Anne Vaughan Lock
Indexed Name: Anne Vaughan Lok
Indexed Name: Anne Lock Prowse
was a translator, during the sixteenth-century Reformation, of two Protestant texts from French into English. Her dedications to these works discuss the current state of the reformed religion to which they contribute. She also wrote letters (now lost) on theological matters, a poem of compliment to the queen that was also a piece of religious-political manoeuvring, and (her most significant work if it is indeed by her) a psalm rendered into verse and expanded into the form of a sonnet sequence—the earliest sonnet sequence in English.
was the first translator of John Calvin
into English, and probably author of the first sonnet sequence in English. The sisters-in-law were close both intellectually and emotionally, and corresponded when they were living...
Family and Intimate relationships
's mother, Margaret (Johnson) Bassano
, was the wife or perhaps common-law wife of AL
's father. She was English, may have been born in London in 1544, and may have been a member...
The Hickmans' London home was frequented by leaders of the new Protestant religious tendency: men like John Knox
, Scottish preacher and correspondent of Anne Locke
(who knew them from early in Mary's reign, when...
addressed a letter to the Merchandys WyffisRH
and Anne Locke
in 1556 (his only known letter to Hickman, though not the only one to Locke), urging them to remove themselves from the...
Intertextuality and Influence
Lady Margaret Cunningham
In its later pages her text is more and more taken up with her spiritual life. Having expressed regret that her weak sex hinders her efforts, she adds that in building a wall every stone...
Intertextuality and Influence
Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke
She went on working at them later, developing her skills as she went on, and doing a great deal of revision. Her critic Gary F. Waller
believes that she kept two working drafts simultaneously in...
Comments on Ane Godlie Dreame, though sparse, have been persistent. John Livingstone
recorded that she was famous for her dream anent her spirituall condition.
Baxter, Jamie Reid. “Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross: new light from Fife”. The Innes Review, Vol.
is a close observer and fulsome celebrator of rank: her dedication opens, Pardon powerfull Princes and potent Potentates, my presumption, in pressing into your presence.
Fage, Mary. Fames Roule. R. Oulton.
Besides the king and queen, she includes the...
In 1571 AB
contributed a poem in Latin to a presentation manuscript (now in Cambridge University Library
) of Giardino cosmografico coltivato by the Italian protestant Giordano Sylva, alongside contributions from her sister Katherine...
is now believed to have translated from SavonarolaA Goodly Exposition, after the manner of a contemplation upon the [fifty-first] psalm: the psalm which begins, Have mercy on me, O God (the same...
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Locke, Anne. A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner. Editor Morin-Parsons, Kel, North Waterloo Academic Press, 1997.
Locke, Anne. Collected Works. Editor Felch, Susan M., Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with the Renaissance English Text Society, 1999.
Felch, Susan M., and Anne Locke. “Introduction”. Collected Works, edited by Susan M. Felch and Susan M. Felch, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in conjunction with the Renaissance English Text Society, 1999, p. i - xc.
Taffin, Jean. Of the Markes of the Children of God. Translator Locke, Anne, Thomas Man, 1590.
Morin-Parsons, Kel, and Anne Locke. “Preface, Introduction, Textual Note”. A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner, edited by Kel Morin-Parsons and Kel Morin-Parsons, North Waterloo Academic Press, 1997, pp. 9-40.
Locke, Anne. Sermons of John Calvin. John Day, 1560.