The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIV. The Victorian Age, Part Two.

II. Historians, Biographers and Political Orators

§ 58. Mrs. M. A. Everett Green

After the completion of Miss Strickland’s chief work, Mrs. Mary Anne Everett Green, who, previously, under her maiden name Wood, had published Letters of Royal Ladies of Great Britain, brought out Lives of the Princesses of England (1849–55), on which she had been long engaged. The very large amount of valuable work done by her as one of the editors of the Calendars of State Papers at the Record office left her little leisure for literary activity of her own; but she produced, among other books, Letters of Queen Henrietta Maria (1857), a volume based entirely on original research, and collected much material for a series of lives of our Hanoverian queens, to which was to have been prefixed a life of the electress Sophia. It is to be regretted that this plan remained unexecuted, for Mrs. Everett Green had sound historical judgment as well as extensive and accurate knowledge of our national history, from the Elizabethan age downwards.