Lady Hester Pulter

Standard Name: Pulter, Lady Hester
Birth Name: Hester Ley
Pseudonym: The Noble Hadassah
Pseudonym: The Honorable H. P.
LHP was a seventeenth-century poet of great skill and subtlety, whose work (transcribed into a handsome manuscript volume) remained unknown until recently because she published none of it. Her writing includes verse emblems and a prose romance.


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Publishing Judith Cowper Madan
Pattison died of smallpox in July this year, aged about twenty-one.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Subscribers to his posthumous poems included Pope , Lady Hertford , Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Laurence Eusden , Matthew Concanen , and Anthony Hammond


June 1648
Royalists commanded by Sir Charles Lucas were besieged in Colchester by parliamentarian forces under Sir Thomas Fairfax .