Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland

Standard Name: Falkland, Elizabeth Cary,,, Viscountess
Birth Name: Elizabeth Tanfield
Married Name: Elizabeth Cary
Titled: Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
Pseudonym: E. C.
Pseudonym: E. F.
Indexed Name: Elizabeth Tanfield Cary
Religious Name: Mary in God
Used Form: Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland
As an early seventeenth-century writer of tragedy Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland , has an important place in literary history, though her play, like her first translation, was done when she was almost a child. She herself probably valued more highly her geographical, biographical and theological works, both translated and original. Her Edward II extraordinarily blends history, drama, and political commentary.
Painting of (probably) Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland, by William Larkin.  She is wearing court dress, elaborate from her lace head-dress and huge lace collar to her heavily decorated shoes. She stands framed between pink curtains, beside a red and gilt chair with cushion, on a figured carpet. Her fair hair is stiffly styled away from her face. She wears a blue velvet mantle with embroidered borders over a bodice tied with ribbons: that and her sleeves and petticoat are also embroidered. Kenwood House
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Anthologization Lady Jane Lumley
The next year, a modern scholarly edition of LJL 's work appeared, as The Tragedie of Iphigeneia, in Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women, edited by Diane Purkiss together with plays by the Countess of Pembroke
Birth Lucy Cary
LC was born, one of the eleven children of Elizabeth Cary, later Lady Falkland .
Latz, Dorothy L. "Glow-Worm Light": Writings of Seventeenth-Century English Recusant Women from Original Manuscripts. University of Salzburg, 1989.
Cultural formation Lucy Cary
Lady Falkland 's four youngest daughters grew up while their mother was still nominally a Protestant and their father, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was systematically persecuting Catholics. After his death they lived as Protestants...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Wharton
AW 's father, Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley Park, about four miles from Woodstock, Oxfordshire, died of smallpox before she was born. His family had connections with Elizabeth Cary (Lady Falkland) , Lucy Hutchinson , and Katherine Philips .
Wharton, Anne. “Introduction”. The Surviving Works of Anne Wharton, edited by Germaine Greer and Selina Hastings, Stump Cross Books, 1997, pp. 1 - 124.
Family and Intimate relationships Lucy Cary
LC 's mother, the dramatist and poet Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland , strove for twenty-six years to be a submissive and dutiful wife.
Friends, Associates Anne, Lady Southwell
Other social relationships of ALS can be deduced from her writings (though honorific addresses of one kind or another have to be treated with caution). She more than once addressed Cicely Ridgeway née MacWilliam, later Countess of Londonderry
Literary responses Margery Kempe
The year 2018 was a high point in MK studies, with the first academic conference devoted to her, and the establishment of the Margery Kempe Society . Diane Watt summarized the growth of her reputation...
Author summary Lucy Cary
LC was a seventeenth-century nun (like those of her sisters to whom her work has been variously ascribed). It was presumably as part of her religious life, more than for family or literary reasons, that...
Publishing Julian of Norwich
This was the long version, edited and put in print by Serenus Cressy (who had been chaplain to Lady Falkland 's son, and later converted to Catholicism and became a Benedictine monk).
Julian of Norwich,. “Introduction”. A Book of Showings, edited by Edmund Colledge and James Walsh, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1978, pp. 1 - 198.
He was...
Reception Mary Oxlie
This work listed MO as one of its Women among the moderns eminent for poetry. Phillips, nephew and pupil of John Milton , seems quite interested in the existence of women poets. Others in his...
Textual Features Elizabeth Grymeston
EG 's prefatory epistle offers advice on the conduct of his life to her son Bernye, and further good counsel is prominent. This book (which also includes poems and prayers) is both the earliest extant...
Textual Features Edna Lyall
This is another English Civil War story, in which imaginary characters (a pair of courting lovers, a villain, the noble-hearted Charlotte who is based on EL 's nurse during her childhood, and Joscelyn Heyworth and...
Textual Features Joanna Cannan
The frontispiece depicts Oxford, and the university occupies a prominent position in the book (though JC writes fondly, too, of villages like Peppard Common where she herself lived). Her second sentence proclaims: We who live...
Textual Features Anne Manning
In these medieval stories characters reveal themselves and their motives in speeches or dramatic monologues (a method of history writing—practised from antiquity, and used in English by, for instance, Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland —which may...
Textual Features Elizabeth Elstob
EE 's preliminary list of names suggests considerable research work: it includes several ancient or Anglo-Saxon women as well as Mary Astell , Anne Bacon , Katherine Chidley (as the pamphlet antagonist of Thomas Edwards


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