Bridget Hill

Standard Name: Hill, Bridget


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Barbara Blaugdone
She was said to have been well-connected, though whether this was through her parents or her husband is likewise unclear. Her contacts suggest that she was at least at ease with the upper classes, and...
Literary responses Catharine Macaulay
Female historians have evinced more interest in CM than male historians, but their evaluations have often been tinged with condescension or qualified with mockery. Women mentioning her have included Alicia Lefanu in 1824, Dorothy Gardiner
Publishing Barbara Blaugdone
Bridget Hill remarks in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography that the text had probably already circulated widely in manuscript for years.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
It is now available from Early English Books Online.
Reception Catharine Macaulay
Her biographer Bridget Hill identifies CM 's fame as having lasted fifteen years: from the publication of her first volume to the date of her second marriage (1763-78). But in fact she continued to command...
Reception Mary Astell
Astell's late twentieth-century reputation as a feminist foremother led to a biography by Ruth Perry (1986), a one-volume selection of her work edited by Bridget Hill (The First English Feminist, 1986), and editions...
Textual Features Catharine Macaulay
The work is in fact, says biographer Bridget Hill , as relevant to the status of English radicalism as the French Revolution.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press.


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Hill, Bridget. “Catherine Hutton (1756-1846): a forgotten letter-writer”. Women’s Writing, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 35-50.
Hill, Bridget. “Daughter and Mother: Some new light on Catharine Macaulay and her family”. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 35-49.
Astell, Mary. “Introduction”. The First English Feminist, edited by Bridget Hill, St Martin’s Press, 1986, pp. 1-62.
Hill, Bridget. “Priscilla Wakefield as a Writer of Children’s Educational Books”. Women’s Writing, Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 3-14.
Astell, Mary. The First English Feminist. Editor Hill, Bridget, St Martin’s Press, 1986.
Hill, Bridget. The Republican Virago: The Life and Times of Catharine Macaulay, Historian. Clarendon Press, 1992.