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Anne Halkett

By Eliana Greenberg and Koren Whipp  Lady Anne Halkett (née Murray) (c. 1621/2–99) was the daughter of Thomas Murray, tutor to the children of King James I and later Provost of Eton College, and Jane Drummond, governess to the children of King Charles I and his wife Henrietta Maria of France . Her mother was…

Jane Lane, Lady Fisher

by Koren Whipp Jane Lane, Lady Fisher c. 1613/25[1]–1689 was the daughter of Thomas Lane and Anne Bagot of Staffordshire.  She became Lady Fisher on 8 December 1662 when she married Sir Clement Fisher. Lane played a daring role in the escape of Charles II in 1651. After the Battle of Worcester in 1651 in…

Aphra Behn

  by Lindsay Smith Aphra Behn (c. 1640-89) Born in Harbledown, England, the details of Behn’s early life are unclear.[1] She may have been born to a barber and his wife[2] but there are also accounts that her father was a military man who was appointed Lieutenant-general of Surinam. [3] Some scholars of her work…


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