Elizabeth Clinton



The daughter of Sir Henry Knevitt and Lady Elizabeth Stumpe, Clinton was raised and educated in 17th century English high society. She married Thomas Clinton around 1584, and she bore the official title, Countess of Lincolnshire. Together they had 18 children. Although her writings suggest a deep Christian piety founded on extensive biblical scholarship, her work does not carry much of the condemningly didactic tone found in some early women writers. Rather her tract on nursing feels like the genuine concern of a woman looking back on her own mistakes.

Essays by Elizabeth Clinton

The Countesse of Lincolne’s nurserie

The mothers then that refuse to nurse their owne children, doe they not despise Gods providence?
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