By Sarah Hutton
Sarah Hutton units Anne Conway in her historic and philosophical context during this highbrow biography of 1 of the first actual English ladies philosophers. Hutton strains Conway's highbrow improvement relating to pals and colleagues, and files her curiosity in religion--which prolonged past Christian orthodoxy to Quakerism, Judaism and Islam. Her e-book deals perception into the private lifetime of a really deepest girl, and the richness of seventeenth-century highbrow tradition.
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Hastings MSS, HA 14525. His expectation was that his nephews should spend at least a couple of years at Cambridge, then proceed to the Inns of Court for a year and then travel to France. See also HA 14501, HA 14526, HA 14482. , HA 14554. 45 She may indeed have had a personal library. 46 For the first years of their marriage Edward Conway and his wife lived with her mother at the Finch home in Kensington. It was there in 1658 that their only child, Heneage Conway, was born. Conway noted this happy event as follows: My sonne Heneage Conway was borne upon Sunday the sixth of February 1658, a quarter and halfe a quarter past one, in the afternoone, Baptized by Mr .
535. Conway’s anger at the ‘impertinencyes’ of Van Helmont were sufficiently public, it seems, for him to have felt it necessary to scotch rumours of a breakdown in his marriage. He wrote to Rawdon in 1676, ‘Much less shall I ever think of putting my Wife to an allowance, or anything else wch . lookes like a parting from her’. Hastings MSS, HA 14550. Anne Finch, Viscountess Conway 25 County Antrim. More, however, declined all attempts to lure him away from Christ’s College. 55 Edward Conway appears, therefore, to have been a man who cared about his wife and her interests sufficiently to have given her the support necessary to pursue these.
In 1664 he asks Major Rawdon to get Dean Rust to re-read a book of More’s ‘and then tell us what he thinks of it’. Lord Conway to George Rawdon 28 Feb. 1664–5, Hastings MSS, HA 14415. Lord Conway to Sir George Rawdon, 28 Feb. , HA 14415. Mentioned in Hastings MSS, HA 14448, and Box 10, HA 14367. 61 His patronage of Jeremy Taylor during the interregnum, a time when the Church of England had been abolished and when Taylor was regarded with suspicion by the English Republic, is a clear indicator of the nature and strength of his commitment to religious toleration.
Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher by Sarah Hutton