Anne Southwell

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Anne SOUTHWELL, Lady Southwell 1574-1636

Biographical Note

Daughter of Sir Thomas Harris, married Sir Thomas Southwell, and after his death in 1626, Captain Henry Sibthorpe. Best known as an author and poet, her extant writings indicate a strong knowledge of theology and literature, a familiarity with court circles, and proto-feminist views such as that of a husband and wife’s ‘mutuality in marriage’.


Her commonplace book, is now Folger MS V.b.198. In 1631, she moved three trunkfuls of books to her new household.