AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Three women autobiographers of the English Civil War period : Mrs. Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Anne Fanshawe, and Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle.

by Una Ràveh. Shecter

Institution: McGill University
Department: Department of English.
Degree: MA.
Year: 1939
Keywords: Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674.; Fanshawe, Anne Harrison, Lady, 1625-1680.; Hutchinson, Lucy Apsley, b. 1620.
Record ID: 1545977
Full text PDF: http://digitool.library.mcgill.ca/thesisfile131663.pdf


In 1620 Sir Allen Apsley was Lieutenant of the Tower of London. Observant tourists passing the lodgings of the Lieutenant early in February of that year might have seen signs of unusual bustling and excitement, for a girl-child had been born to the Lieutenant's wife on January 29th. She was christened Lucy, and was destined to have her name live through the centuries as one of the heroines of the English Civil War. As three boys had been born before Lucy, a girl was welcomed with particular warmth. [...]