Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Lady Anne Clifford
Standard Name: Clifford, Lady Anne
Birth Name: Anne Clifford
Styled: Lady Anne Clifford
Married Name: Lady Anne Sackville
Titled: Lady Anne Sackville, Countess of Dorset
Indexed Name: Lady Anne Herbert
Titled: Lady Anne Herbert, Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery
Titled: Lady Anne Herbert, Baroness Clifford
's known writings (clustered in two periods: her youth in the early seventeenth century and her old age after the Restoration) consist of diaries, yearly summaries or chronicles, and an autobiography which relates family history, and part of her life.
Clifford, Lady Anne. “Introduction / Annotations / Bibliography”. The Diary of Anne Clifford, 1616-1619, edited by Katherine O. Acheson, Garland, 1995, pp. 1 - 37, 133.
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's circle of friends included other ladies who wrote: Lady Southwell
and Lady Anne Clifford
. Lady Bedford
(who was said to write but who is more famous as a dedicatee of the works...
enjoyed personal friendships with a number of distinguished men, among them Bishop Thomas Ken
. She valued female friendship very highly; women friends figure prominently in her poetry. Lady Catherine Jones
, to whom...
Intertextuality and Influence
Other events follow the ending of the inset tale. Dr Scot is involved in a hush-hush mission with General Monck
, facilitating the Restoration of Charles II
. The story cannot end until the title...
among the Vesey family of Battleridge Castle (in the north of England, near one of the castles owned by Lady Anne Clifford
Her biographer Susanne Woods
suggests that AL
may have been employed to teach music to the countess's daughter, the future diarist Lady Anne Clifford
Woods, Susanne. Lanyer: A Renaissance Woman Poet. Oxford University Press, 1999.
The highly literary great ladies of the Renaissance were part of Donne's writing environment. His predecessors in metrical experiment included Mary, Countess of Pembroke
. He wrote in praise of her and of minor court...
Once married, with a growing family, Donne worked at various jobs in various capacities for various moneyed men. None of this work was satisfactory in terms either of income or ambition. Very soon after he...
Since her tally of works in print began to climb steeply in the 1990s, anthologists Jane Stevenson
and Peter Davidson
have called LHone of the most important poets, man or woman, of the mid-century...
This too begins like a guidebook. JH
quotes Ann Radcliffe
, and mentions the celebrated Lady Anne Clifford
, the castle's best-known owner.
Harvey, Jane. Brougham Castle. A. K. Newman, 1816.
Lady Anne died at Brougham, one of the best-loved...
After the dedication follow acrostics by AS
on the names of her two dedicatees and on that of the Lord Chamberlain, Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery (who was the husband of Lady Anne Clifford
accompanied her title poem with elaborate paratextual matter, both to introduce and to conclude it. Before the narrative come nine individual prefatory addresses or dedications to powerful ladies of the court, all except one...