People/Characters: Anne Killigrew

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The Learned Lady in England, 1650-1760 by Myra Reynolds
Virtue of Necessity: English Women's Writing, 1649-88 by Elaine Hobby
The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

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Anne Killigrew (1660-1685) was a maid-of-honor to Mary of Modena, Duchess of York, and painted portraits of several of the leading personages of the Restoration court. Her only known collection of poetry was published posthumously by her father after she died of smallpox at age 24.

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