Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish

Margaret (Lucas) Cavendish (1623 - 1673)

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Margaret "Mad Madge, Duchess of Newcastle" Cavendish formerly Lucas
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In addition to her well-known writings, "Mad Madge" was one of the scientific and progressive women of her era. Her circle included the likes of Thomas Hobbes, René Descartes, and Pierre Gassendi.[1]


Born around 1623, the Duchess of Newcastle met an older William while he was in exile. She was his second wife.[2][3][4][5]


  • Timbs, J. (1872). "Newcastle House and its eccentric duchess," in Abbeys, Castles and Ancient Halls of England and Wales: Their Legendary Lore and Popular History. eBook.[1]

  1. Epigenesys, prod. Lady Margaret Cavendish: The Scientific Revolutionary. N.d. Epigenesys. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
  2. Ibid.
  3. "Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Web. Accessed 12 Jan 2014.
  4. Oregon State University: PHL 302, 1997. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.
  5. Uzgalis, Bill. "Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1623-74)." Reading. Margaret Lucas Cavendish (1623-74). Great Voyages: The History of Western Philosophy from 1492-1776.

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Mary Lucas, sister of Margaret
Mary Lucas, sister of Margaret

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