People/Characters: Brilliana, Lady Harley

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Conspiracy and Virtue: Women, Writing, and Politics in Seventeenth-Century England by Susan Wiseman
The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in the Birth of Modern Britain by Diane Purkiss
Letters of the Lady Brilliana Harley wife of Sir Robert Harley, of Brampton Bryan, knight of the Bath by Brilliana Lady Harley
Memorable Women of the Puritan Times (2 volume set) by James Anderson
Puritans and Roundheads: The Harleys of Brampton Bryan and the Outbreak of the English Civil War by Jacqueline Eales
Social life under the Stuarts by Elizabeth Godfrey
The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser
Women All on Fire: The Women of the English Civil War by Alison Plowden

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Brilliana, Lady Harley (c. 1598-1643) is famous for defending her family home against a siege by Royalist troops during the English Civil War. She is also famous for her letters.

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