Elizabeth Cary (c.1585-1639) was an accomplished scholar of languages and theology. Her considerable strength of character was demonstrated by her public conversion to Catholicism in 1625 thereby creating an irrevocable rift in her marriage and her family. Her biography, written by her daughter, says she wrote ’for her private recreation’ and mentions various works, now lost, including the lives of saints, and poems to the Virgin Mary. She is best known today, however, for the works reproduced here.
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Contents: Introductory note; The Tragedie of Mariam; The History of the Life, Reign and Death of Edward II; The History of the Most Unfortunate Prince.
Series Editors: Betty S. Travitsky, Center for the Study of Women and Society, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Patrick Cullen, Ph.D Program in English, Graduate Center, City University of New York.