List of early-modern women poets (UK)

This is an alphabetical list of female poets who were active in the United Kingdom before approximately 1800. (NB. Poetry is the focus of this list, though many of these writers worked in more than one genre).

A - C

* Eliza Acton (1799-1859)
* Jean Adams (1704-1765)
* Lucy Aikin (1781-1864)
* Mary Alcock (c.1742-1798)
* Elizabeth Amherst (c.1716-1779)
* Anne Askew (1521-1546)
* Mary Astell (1666-1731)
* Penelope Aubin (c.1658-1731)
* Katherine Austen (1629-c.1683)
* Grizel Baillie (1665-1746)
* Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)
* Anne Bannerman (17651829)
* Anna Laetitia Barbauld (17431825)
* Mary Barber (c.1690-1757)
* Jane Barker (1652–1732)
* Elizabeth Bath (fl. 1806)
* Henrietta Battier (c.1751-1813)
* Aphra Behn (1640-1689)
* Elizabeth Bentley (1767-1839)
* Matilda Betham (1776-1852)
* Susanna Blamire (1747-1794)
* Frances Boothby (fl. 1669–1670)
* Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672)
* Barbarina Brand (1767-1854)
* Hannah Brand (17541821)
* Frances Brooke (1724-1789)
* Frances Burney (1752-1840)
* Mary Cary (fl. 1650)
* Elizabeth Carter (1717-1806)
* Elizabeth Cary (1585-1639)
* Jane Cavendish (1620/21–1669)
* Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)
* Eliza Cavendish (1727-1792)
* Dorothea Celesia (bap. 1738, d. 1790)
* Susannah Centlivre (1667–1723)
* Hester Chapone (1727-1801)
* Mary Chudleigh (1656-1710)
* Alison Cockburn (1713-1794)
* An Collins (fl. 1653)
* Hannah Cowley (1743-1809)

D - I

* Charlotte Dacre (1782-1841)
* Alicia D'Anvers (1667–1725)
* Margaret Davies [Marged Dafydd] (c.1700–c.1785)
* Mary Davys (1674-1732)
* Eliza Day (fl. 1734-1814)
* Elizabeth Egerton (1626-1663)
* Sarah Fyge Egerton (1670–1723)
* Jean Elliot (1727-1805)
* Elizabeth Elstob (1683-1756)
* Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765-1834)
* Anne Finch (1661–1720)
* Caroline Fry (1787-1846)
* Frances Greville (c.1727-1789)
* Jane Grey (1537–1554)
* Constantia Grierson (c.1705-1732)
* Anne Halkett (1623-1699)
* Eliza Haywood (1693–1756)
* Felicia Hemans (1793-1835)
* Susanna Highmore (1689/90–1750)
* Lucy Hutchinson (1620–1681)

J - O

* Anna Brownell Jameson (1794-1860)
* Isabella Kelly (c.1759-1857)
* Anne Killigrew (1660–1685)
* Caroline Lamb (1785-1828)
* Mary Lamb (1764–1847)
* Laetitia Elizabeth Landon (1802-1838)
* Aemilia Lanier (1569-1645)
* Mary Leapor (1722-1746)
* Charlotte Lennox (1720–1804)
* Anne Lindsay (1750–1825)
* Judith Madan (1702-1781)
* Bathsua Makin (1600-c.1675)
* Delarivier Manley (1663 or ca. 1670-1724)
* Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross (fl. 1598-1631)
* Mary Russell Mitford (1787-1855)
* Mary Mollineux (c.1651–1696)
* Mary Wortley Montagu (c.1689-1762)
* Hannah More (1745-1833)
* Sydney Owenson Morgan (1783-1859)
* Amelia Opie (1769-1853)
* Mary Oxlie (fl. 1616)

P - S

* Catherine Parr (c.1512–1548)
* Katherine Philips (1631-1664)
* Sarah Piers (1697-1714)
* Laetitia Pilkington (c.1708-1750)
* Hester Lynch Piozzi (1740-1821)
* Mary Pix (1666-1709)
* Anne Plumptre (1760-1818)
* Anna Maria Porter (1780-1832)
* Diana Primrose (fl. 1630)
* Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
* Clara Reeve (1729-1807)
* Mary Robinson (1757-1800)
* Elizabeth Rowe (née Singer) (1674-1737)
* Mary Scott (1752-1793)
* Anna Seward (1742-1809)
* Elizabeth Sheridan (1754-1792)
* Mary Sidney Herbert (1561–1621)
* Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)
* Elizabeth Smith (1776-1806)
* Joanna Southcott (1750-1814)
* Rachel Speght (b. c.1597)
* Mariana Starke (c.1762-1838)
* Anne Steele (1717-1778)
* Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)
* Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia (1596-1660)

T - Z

* Ann Taylor (1782-1866)
* Elizabeth Taylor (fl. 1685-1720)
* Jane Taylor (1783−1824)
* Elizabeth Thomas (1675-1731)
* Elizabeth Thomas (1770/71–1855)
* Mary Tighe (1772-1810)
* Anna Trapnel (fl. 1654-1660)
* Catherine Trotter (1679-1749)
* Elizabeth Tudor (1533–1603)
* Elizabeth Wardlaw (1677–1727)
* Anna Weamys (fl. 1651)
* Jane West (1758–1852)
* Anne Wharton (1659–1685)
* Isabella Whitney (b. c.1540, fl. 1566–1573)
* Anna Williams (1706-1783)
* Helen Maria Williams (c.1761-1827)
* Jane Wiseman (c.1682–1717)
* Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855)
* Frances Wright (1795-1852)
* Mary Wroth (1587–1652)
* Ann Yearsley (c.1753-1806)

References

*Backscheider, Paula, and John Richetti, eds. "Popular Fiction by Women, 1660-1730: An Anthology". Oxford: OUP, 1996.
*Blain, Virginia, et al., eds. "The Feminist Companion to Literature in English". New Haven and London: Yale UP, 1990.
*Buck, Claire, ed."The Bloomsbury Guide to Women's Literature". Prentice Hall, 1992.
*Greer, Germaine, ed. "Kissing the Rod: an anthology of seventeenth-century women's verse". Farrar Staus Giroux, 1988.
*Lonsdale, Roger ed. "Eighteenth-Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology". New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.
*" [http://www.oxforddnb.com/ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography] ". Oxford: OUP, 2004.
*Robertson, Fiona, ed. "Women's Writing, 1778-1838". Oxford: OUP, 2001.
*Todd, Janet, ed. "British Women Writers: a critical reference guide". London: Routledge, 1989.

See also

* List of early-modern women playwrights (UK)
* List of female poets
* List of feminist poets
* List of poets
* List of women novelists before Jane Austen
* List of women rhetoricians
* List of women writers
* Lists of writers
* Oxford period poetry anthologies
* Women Writers Project
* Women's writing in English

External links

* [http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/englisch/kurse/17c/index.htm 17th Century Women Poets]
* [http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/biblio/theobib2.html Bibliography of Early Modern Women Writers That Are In Print]
* [http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/ British Women Romantic Poets, 1789 - 1832]
* [http://www.wwp.brown.edu/ The Brown University Women Writers Project]
* [http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/ A Celebration of Women Writers]
* [http://www.lib.umd.edu/ETC/LOCAL/emw/emw.php3 Early Modern Women Database]
* [http://chaucer.library.emory.edu/wwrp/ Emory Women Writers Resource Project]
* [http://englishpoetry.org/ English Poetry 1579-1830: Spenser and the Tradition]
* [http://ils.unc.edu/~wootk/writers/biographical.htm List of biographical dictionaries] , with a focus on 17thc women writers
* [http://www.luminarium.org/ Luminarium]
* [http://human.ntu.ac.uk/research/perdita/index.html The Perdita Project]
* [http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/timeline/ A Time-Line of English Poetry] , [http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/display/index.cfm Representative Poetry Online]
* [http://www.rc.umd.edu/ Romantic Circles]
* [http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/ac/wrew.htm Women Romantic-Era Writers]
* [http://www.oldroads.org/Room%20of%20One%27s%20Own/Virtual%20Room%20Home.htm The Women Writers Archive: Early Modern Women Writers Online]


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