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Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, c 1623-1674

Margaret Cavendish

Playwright; poet; natural philosopher. It was famously said of Margaret Cavendish that she was different to the rest ‘of her frail sex’ who, unlike her, ‘have Fruitful Wombs but Barren Brains’. Gender in the seventeenth century The task of reconstructing