Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 January 1990

346 Pages | 6 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195057799

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Philip's Phoenix

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke

Margaret P. Hannay

Earlier studies have portrayed Mary Sidney as a demure, retiring woman. In this biography, Hannay shows that she was actually an outspoken and dynamic figure. A phoenix, rising from her brother's ashes, she transcended gender restrictions by publishing her brother's work, writing and translating, assuming his role as literary patron, and supporting the cause for which he died.