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Kempe [née Brunham], Margerylocked

(b. c. 1373, d. in or after 1438)
  • Felicity Riddy

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Kempe [née Brunham], Margery (b.c. 1373, d. in or after 1438), visionary, was the author of the earliest surviving autobiography in English. She was born at Bishop's Lynn, Norfolk, the daughter of John Brunham (d. 1413), merchant, who was five times mayor and six times MP for ...

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