Mary, Countess Cowper
Standard Name: Cowper, Mary,,, Countess
Birth Name: Mary Clavering
Used Form: Mary, Lady Cowper
Used Form: Mary, Baroness Cowper
Most of's extant writings were produced with some immediate political purpose. Even her loving letters to her husband are attentive to the state of the nation and to his career within it. Other letters address key players on the political stage. 's reputation rests on the lively Court diary which she kept early in the reign of , while she was a Lady in Waiting, but to the regret of later historians she burned most of it.