Margaret CavendishMargaret Cavendish
Duchess of Newcastle and an English Writer
1624 – 1674 A.D.

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, an English writer. She became maid of honor to Queen Henrietta Maria in 1863, and two years later married William Cavendish, afterward Duke of Newcastle.

Her writings, consisting of plays, poems, sketches, letters, an autobiography, and a memoir of her husband, are very interesting.

She died in London and was buried in Westminster Abbey. The famous inscription on her tomb declares that she belonged to a family of which “all the brothers were valiant and all the sisters virtuous.”


Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.

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