Margaret Cavendish

Margaret Cavendish

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer

Biography: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne was an English aristocrat, a prolific writer, and a scientist. Born Margaret Lucas, she was the youngest sister of prominent royalists Sir John Lucas and Sir Charles Lucas. She became an attendant of Queen Henrietta Maria and travelled with her into exile in France, living for a time at the court of the young King Louis XIV.

Source/Notes: The Cavalier and His Lady: Selected from the Works of the First Duke and Duchess of Newcastle (1872 edition)

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Source/Notes: The weight of Atomes., The Atomic Poems of Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, from her Poems, and Fancies, 1653

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