Monday, February 19, 2018

Fact of the Day: Emilia Lanier

Emilia Lanier was the first woman to be a professional poet in England. In her personal life, she gave birth to the son of Henry Carey (they did not marry) who was the maternal cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. 

10 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like she was a real free spirit.

Mary Kirkland said...

A child out of wedlock...how scandalous.

Anna and Klaudia said...

Great fact ;)

Pat Hatt said...

She sure did things her own way

RO said...

That's pretty cool! Hugs..RO

Martha said...

She did things her way!

Sakuranko said...

Oh she looks like a grea inspiration
xx

NanaDiana said...

That must have been quite a scandal back then that she was not married to the father of her child. She was ahead of her times all the way around, I think!

Christine said...

Interesting.

Birgit said...

Love any gal during times when all women were to do were to sit there and be there for the man