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Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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Margaret Cavendish, née Lucas, was born in Colchester, Essex. She went to the court of King Charles I at Oxford in 1640 as a maid-of-honor to Queen Henrietta Maria. In 1645, she married the courtier and author William Cavendish, future 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Between 1654 and 1668, she published more than 14 books; they appeared under her own name at a time when most female writers could only publish anonymously. She died suddenly in 1673 at age 50.
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