Margaret Lucas (b. 1623? St. John's Abbey near Colchester - dsp. 1673).
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.
Probably born around 1623, Lucas met an older William in Paris while he was in exile. She was his second wife.
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↑ 2.02.12.2 "Records of the birth of Margaret Lucas were lost during the English Civil Wars in the 1640s, but she was probably born in 1623, just outside Colchester." (Duchess of Newcastle Margaret Cavendish, (n.d.). PoetryFoundation.org Web. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
↑Epigenesys, prod. Lady Margaret Cavendish: The Scientific Revolutionary. N.d. Epigenesys. Web. 13 Jan. 2014.