Fane, Mildmay, 2nd Earl Of Westmorland

(1602-1665)
   The eldest son of Francis Fane, the first earl (his mother was Lady Mary Mildmay, daughter of Queen Elizabeth's treasurer), he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (founded by his grandfather, Sir Walter Mildmay). Between 1620 and 1628 he was in Parliament three times. Created a knight of the Bath at the coronation of Charles I, he sided with the king on the outbreak of the Civil War. He was arrested by Parliament, imprisoned for several months in the Tower of London, and released only after paying a large fine. And at the Restoration his property was returned to him and he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire. In addition to his first collection, Side Effects (1978), reflects her experiences working as a school counselor and a hospital clerk. Some of her recent poetry publications: Consequences, 2000. Christmas Poems, 2002. Queuing for the Sun, 2003. Collected Poems, 2004. Collected Poems, 2005. Some of her poems: "At the Ferry," "Fanfare," "Father in the Railway Buffet," "From the Third Storey," "Our Dog Chasing Swifts."
   Sources: Ain't I a Woman! A Book of Women's Poetry From Around the World. Illona Linthwaite, ed. Peter Bedrick Books, 1988. British Council Arts (http://www.contemporarywriters.com). Microsoft Encarta 2006 (DVD). Microsoft Corporation, 2006. Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry. Christian McEwen, ed. The Crossing Press, 1989. Parents: An Antholog y of Poems by Women Writers. Myra Schneider and Dilys Wood, ed. Enitharmon Press, 2000. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Faber Book of 20th Century Women's Poetry. Fleur Adcock, ed. Faber and Faber, 1987. The New Exeter Book of Riddles. Kevin Crossley-Holland and Lawrence Sail, eds. Enitharmon Press, 1999. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4th ed. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stal, eds. W.W. Norton, 1996. The Oxford Book of Christmas Poems. Michael Harrison and Christopher Stuart-Clark, eds. Oxford University Press, 1983. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. The Virago Book of Love Poetry. Wendy Mulford, ed. Virago Press, 1990.

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