Anna Weamys

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The title page of a 1651 edition of Weamys' continuation of the Arcadia.

Anna Weamys, sometimes referred to as Anne Weamys (fl. 1651) was an English author.[1] Weamys has been identified as the author of A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia (1651), which appeared under the name "Mistress A. W."[2] Little is known of her life, but Patrick Cullen situates her in the context of a network of royalist sympathizers, including aristocratic patron Henry Pierrepont and his daughters Anne and Grace, writer James Howell, printer William Bentley, bookseller Thomas Heath, and possibly poet Frances Vaughan (née Altham). A modern (1994) edition of Weamys' book was edited by Patrick Cullen.[3][4]


  1. ^ Collins, Jane. "Weamys, Anna (fl. 1650–1651), author". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Richards, Jennifer (April 1995). "Anna Weamys's A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydney's 'Arcadia". Bulletin of the Society for Renaissance Studies. 12 (2): 20–24. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Weamys, Anna (1994). Cullen, Patrick Colborn, ed. A continuation of Sir Philip Sidney's "Arcadia". New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195078848. 
  4. ^ Cullen, Patrick Colborn (1998). "Anna Weamys". In Schlueter, Paul; Schlueter, June. An encyclopedia of British women writers (Rev. and expanded ed.). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0813525438.