A True Account of My Life and Selected Meditations (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series #87) (Paperback)

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The autobiographical narrative of Anne, Lady Halkett.

Born in the early 1620s, Anne, Lady Halkett (née Murray) grew up on the fringes of the English court during a period of increasing political tension. From 1644 to 1699, Halkett recorded her personal and political experiences in both England and Scotland in a series of manuscript meditations and an autobiographical narrative called A True Account of My Life. Royalism, romance, and contemporary religious debates are central to Halkett’s vivid portrayal of her life as a single woman, wife, mother, and widow. Collectively, the materials edited here offer the opportunity to explore how Halkett’s meditational practice informed her life writing in the only version of her writings to date available in a fully modernized edition. The forty-four meditations in this volume redefine the importance of Halkett’s contribution to seventeenth-century life writing.  
 

About the Author


Anne, Lady Halkett (1621/2–1699) was a writer whose autobiographical narrative A True Account of My Life reveals her active involvement in the politics of religion. 

Suzanne Trill is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Edinburgh.  
Product Details
ISBN: 9781649590244
ISBN-10: 1649590245
Publisher: Iter Press
Publication Date: November 4th, 2022
Pages: 414
Series: The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series