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Record Number: 12195


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

She read saints' lives and was 'as it were enflamed with a desire of imitating them'. Her needlework was always accompanied by the 'reading of some spiritual book' (presumably by a servant, or possibly friend or family member). She carefully scrutinised her children's reading and did not allow them to read anything 'contradictory to faith, or destructive to modesty'.

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1600 and 31 Dec 1636

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Mary Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Roman Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Servants, children


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[spiritual books]

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12195

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A compendious narration of the most exemplar life of the right honourable and most virtuous lady Mary late Countess of Shrewsbury

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1677

Vol:

n/a

Page:

22, 9, 44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

A Gentleman , A compendious narration of the most exemplar life of the right honourable and most virtuous lady Mary late Countess of Shrewsbury (London, 1677), p. 22, 9, 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12195, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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