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Pseudonym of Elizabeth Penrose.

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Elizabeth Cartwright was the daughter of Edmund Cartwright, inventor of the power loom. In 1814, she married Rev. John Penrose, a clergyman with whom she had three sons. She adopted the pen name "Mrs. Markham" for her writing from the village of Markham where she frequently stayed as a child. As Mrs. Markham, Elizabeth Penrose wrote historical works for children such as A History of England from the first Invasion by Romans to the end of the Reign of George III (1823), and History of France (1828), both of which proved highly popular in both the UK and USA, went through numerous editions, and were used as textbooks. Her History of Germany (1853) was published posthumously.
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