Oliver, Mary, and Maisie Ward. Mary Ward, 1585-1645. Sheed and Ward, 1960.
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Her body was hugely swelled with water retention, but she led her companions in singing the day before she died. Mary Poyntz 's letter communicating the news of her death gives male names to all...
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Her first five associates were Jane or Joanna Browne (a cousin of the Babthorpe and Rookwood families), Susanna Rookwood (sister of one of the Guy Fawkes plotters), Catherine or Catharine Smith , Winefrid Wigmore (a...
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In her lifetime MW made a deep impression on those who came into contact with her. Her mastery of the written and spoken word must have contributed importantly to the way her opponents saw her...
The prospect of English civil war caused MW , Winefrid Wigmore , and Mary Poyntz to drop their plans for setting up schools in London, and set out to travel to Yorkshire.
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Her letters about business take pains to praise individuals for work well done.
She varies her tone according to the occasion, opening one letter to Winefrid WigmoreRevd. my truly dear Mo[the]r, and...
Chambers, Mary Catharine Elizabeth. The Life of Mary Ward (1585-1645). Editor Coleridge, Henry James, Burns and Oates, 1882.
MW 's biographer Winefrid Wigmore records her routine when travelling: the times for prayer and food (the servants getting more meals than the women), the pleasure which she took in the landscape. They arrived in...
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