This has three dedications: to Anne Wroth
(daughter of Anne, Lady Maynard
), to Wroth's daughter Mary
, and to To all Ladyes and Gentlewomen in general, who love the Art of Preserving and Cookery...
According to her own statement she spent seven years (up to the age of twenty-four) as a servant to an employer in the nobility. Scholar John Considine
in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography identifies...