Anne Wentworth

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  • Alison Searle (University of Sydney)

An anonymous contributor to Anne Wentworth’s final work, Englands Spiritual Pill (1679), states that she was “a modest chast virtuous Woman, and of no mean parantage, as is well known in Lincolnshire” (48). From Wentworth’s first work, A True Account (1676), we can deduce that she was born around 1630; she married William Wentworth around 1653, and they lived in London. Wentworth had at least one daughter (Englands Spiritual Pill, 33), but there are no references to any other children. Wentworth’s last work was published in 1679; it is impossible to determine her date of death with any certainty, though Catie Gill has suggested that she may be “the Anne Wentworth who lived in St John’s …

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Searle, Alison . "Anne Wentworth". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 April 2009
[, accessed 01 October 2016.]

Articles on Wentworth's works

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