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Letter from Sir David Cannadine

What's new: July 2020

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.

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Jane Hogarth (d. 1789)

 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.

 

 

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JULY 9, 2020

What's new: July 2020

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.

JUNE 18, 2020

What's new: June 2020

This month’s update contains 27 new articles, ranging from a grammarian in the early sixteenth-century to a twentieth-century comedy double-act, and with a special focus on the circle of the social thinker William Godwin.

MAY 14, 2020

What's new: May 2020

This month’s update records the lives of 16 Victorian women who achieved significance in the worlds of art, education, authorship, prison government, and nursing.