Lady Anne Halkett

Suzanne Trill (University of Edinburgh)
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In the first extant volume of Occationall Meditations (fl. 1658/9) in an entry entitled “Upon the report of new troubles like to begin,” Lady Anne Halkett beings with the following observation: “I am not very old; yett I haue Seene Such changes as those that hath liued hundreds of yeares hath nott Seene the like” (NLS. Ms. 6490: 56). At the age of 37, Lady Anne Halkett had indeed already experienced tumultuous events, not the least of which being the Civil Wars; however, as she did not die until 1699, more turbulence was to come. Until recently, most accounts of Lady Anne Halkett’s life and experiences have been exclusively based upon her autobiographical Memoirs (fl.1667-1668) and S. C’s…

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Citation: Trill, Suzanne. "Lady Anne Halkett". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 November 2004 [, accessed 28 September 2023.]

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