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This month’s update contains the lives of 14 Early Modern women from Anne Herbert, the sister of Queen Katherine Parr, to publisher Jane Hogarth, and including a portrait painter, travellers, merchants, vowesses, a poet, and a murderer. Read the summary of new content here.
Wife of the engraver William Hogarth, and publisher of his prints following his death. Jane successfully lobbied parliament to secure her exclusive rights to Hogarth’s works, setting an important precedent in the ongoing debates surround copyright terms and duration.