Elizabeth Boyd

Standard Name: Boyd, Elizabeth
Birth Name: Elizabeth Boyd
Pseudonym: Louisa
Pseudonym: E— B—
Pseudonym: Eliza
Pseudonym: Eloisa
Pseudonym: Bartholomew Broadbottom
Used Form: E. B.
Used Form: Eliz. Boyd
EB was a versatile, ususally satirical author in the earlier half of the eighteenth century. Writing for her livelihood, she undertook a remarkable number of genres, many of which she hybridized or otherwise experimented with. Her poetry includes fantasy and political comment as well as compliments to patrons: she also wrote romance, ballad-opera, masque, and riddles..


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Family and Intimate relationships Selina Davenport
Her father, Captain Charles Granville Wheler , was a great-nephew of Sir George Wheler , a traveller, clergyman, scholar, and early member of the Royal Society , who had a family estate in Kent. (...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothea Du Bois
The child, James Annesley, was sold as an indentured slave to the American colonies. This was the easier for his cousin, the fifth Lord Altham, to achieve since James' father, the fourth Lord Altham...
Occupation Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford
Among writers who received Lady Hertford's patronage were Elizabeth Singer Rowe , Elizabeth Boyd , Elizabeth Carter , Mary Chandler , Isaac Watts , Laurence Eusden (for whom she set topics of occasional poems), James Thomson
Publishing Sarah Fielding
She described herself as the Author of David Simple on the title-page of this and of all her subsequent fictional works. She did not put her name on a title-page until her last book. This...
Textual Production Eliza Haywood
The full title was Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young Nobleman, return'd from a thirteen years slavery in America, where he had been sent by the wicked contrivances of his cruel uncle. A story founded on...


Late 1737 to spring 1738: A group of women calling themselves Shakespeare's...

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Late 1737 to spring 1738

A group of women calling themselves Shakespeare 's Ladies persuaded the two licensed playhouses in London to stage many of Shakespeare 's long-neglected plays.

Around late February 1742: A woman named Margaret Ogle published, with...

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Around late February 1742

A woman named Margaret Ogle published, with her name, two versesatires on Walpole's fall from power: Mordecai Triumphant, or, the Fall of Haman prime minister of state to King Ahasuerus: an heroic poem and The...


Boyd, Elizabeth. Admiral Haddock. Sold by Elizabeth Boyd, 1740.
Boyd, Elizabeth. Altamira’s Ghost. Charles Corbett, 1744.
Boyd, Elizabeth. Don Sancho. Printed for the author, 1739.
Boyd, Elizabeth. The Happy-Unfortunate. Thomas Edlin, 1732.
Boyd, Elizabeth. The Humorous Miscellany. S. Slow, 1733.
Boyd, Elizabeth. The Snail. 1745.
Boyd, Elizabeth. The Vision; or, The Royal Mourners. 1737.
Boyd, Elizabeth. Truth. Printed and sold by the author, 1740.
Boyd, Elizabeth. Variety. T. Warner and B. Creake, 1727.