Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
Wife of William Cavendish, the 1st Duke.
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The lady appears to have been a noted eccentric (delighted in designing her own clothes with scant regard for accepted fashion, the more fanciful the better) who was dubbed "Mad Madge of Newcastle."
Biography of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle upon Tyne (c. 1623-1673) with an image
Anent: a noted eccentric
The Duchess, quoting herself in 'The Blazing World':
"...for my nature is such that I had rather appear worse in singularity than better in the mode."
Not a bad read by the way.
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