Sandra K. Fischer (essay date 1985)
SOURCE: "Elizabeth Cary and Tyranny, Domestic and Religious," in Silent But for the Word: Tudor Women as Patrons, Translators, and Writers of Religious Works, edited by Margaret Patterson Hannay, The Kent State University Press, 1985, pp. 225-37.
[In the following excerpt, Fischer argues that Cary's writings, in particular The Tragedie of Mariam, confront the political and domestic hardships that she suffered as a repercussion of her conversion to Catholicism.]
Lady Elizabeth Tanfield Cary, Viscountess Falkland (1585-1639), was the chiefly self-educated daughter and heiress of a genteel Renaissance family. She has been remembered primarily for her Catholic...
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