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Her Own Life gathers the writings of twelve English women from the tumultuous seventeenth century. Ranging from a shipwright's daughter to a duchess, with writing styles varying from diary and prophecy to lyric poetry, these extracts uncover an ignored and forgotten history, a history written by and about women.
Extracts from the autobiographical texts of twelve seventeenth century women addressing a wide range of issues central to their lives.
During a period when writing was often the only form of self-expression for women, Her Own Life contains extracts from the autobiographical texts of twelve seventeenth-century women addressing a wide range of issues central to their lives.