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date: 14 August 2020

Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan]locked

(c. 1600–1655?)
  • Maureen Bell

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Alkin, Elizabeth [nicknamed Parliament Joan] (c. 1600–1655?), nurse and spy, was the wife of Francis Alkin, who was hanged as a spy in Oxford by royalist forces during the civil war. Alkin's activities are known largely from her surviving petitions for payment and relief (many of them undated or misattributed in ...

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