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A True Account of My Life and Selected Meditations
by Lady Anne Halkett
edited by Suzanne Trill
Iter Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-64959-025-1 | Paper: 978-1-64959-024-4
Library of Congress Classification DA447.H35A3 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 942.06092

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.  

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