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Agnes Strickland (1796–1874)

Strickland, Agnes. An English historical writer; born in London, Aug. 19, 1796; died at Southwold, July 13, 1874. Her first work, aided by her sister Susannah, was a volume of ‘Patriotic Songs,’ followed by ‘Worcester Field,’ a historical poem. She wrote: ‘Queen Victoria from her Birth to her Bridal’ (1840); ‘Historic Scenes and Poetic Fancies’ (1850); ‘Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England’ (1861); ‘Lives of the Seven Bishops’ (1866); ‘Lives of the Tudor Princesses’ (1868). Her best works are ‘Lives of the Queens of England’ (12 vols., 1840–48), and ‘Lives of the Queens of Scotland’ (8 vols., 1850–59).