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Standard Name: Kempe, Margery
Birth Name: Margery Brunham
Married Name: Margery Kempe
, called the first English autobiographer, wrote (in the earlier fifteenth century) an account of her life-experience as immensely significant to God and to herself. In a sense, though her subject is herself, she may be seen as writing hagiography. She was more concerned to record her religious experiences than her external adventures on pilgrimage.
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