Lady Jane Lumley

Standard Name: Lumley, Lady Jane
Birth Name: Jane Fitzalan
Styled: Lady Jane Fitzalan
Married Name: Jane, Baroness Lumley
LJL was a Renaissance translator who distinguished herself by producing the earliest extant English version of a tragedy by Euripides , which is also the earliest play by a woman in English. She also translated orations and wrote dedications of her writing to her father .
Black and white photograph of a painting of Lady Jane Lumley by Sieuwert van der Meulen, 1563, companion piece to a portrait of her husband. She stands in formal pose, wearing a long dark skirt and bodice with embroidered decoration. Her tight sleeves are puffed at the shoulders and the gold under-sleeves have small slashes. She has two rows of blue stones below a small ruff, and a circlet head ornament. In one hand she holds a pomander, in the other what might be the household purse.A small label is not le
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politics Frances Neville, Baroness Abergavenny
FNBA 's husband not only attended the coronation of the Catholic monarch Mary Tudor on 1 October 1553 (while her eldest brother had just been imprisoned for supporting the rival Protestant candidate Lady Jane Grey
Textual Features Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland
The play is a Senecan tragedy, written for the closet, not the public stage, though it is worth remembering that upper-class circles reading or performing such plays were connoisseurs of the highly dramatised masque...
Textual Production Elizabeth Barrett Browning
For a young woman who had never attended university (as she of course could not at this time) to offer a translation from a classical language was both courageous and confident.
It was a long...
Textual Production Queen Elizabeth I
In her early teens Elizabeth (like her contemporary Jane Lumley ) often presented translations she had made as new year's gifts to members of her family. The writers whom she rendered into English included champions...


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Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, and Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland. “Introduction”. Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women, edited by Diane Purkiss, translated by. Lady Jane Lumley, Penguin, 1998, p. i - xlvi.
Euripides,. Iphigenia at Aulis. Editor Child, Harold H., Translator Lumley, Lady Jane, Malone Society, 1909.
Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland, Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland, and Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke. “The Tragedie of Iphigeneia”. Three Tragedies by Renaissance Women, edited by Diane Purkiss, translated by. Lady Jane Lumley, Penguin, 1998.