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September 1 – Dorcas Eccleston, Lady Martin

The title page of "The Second Lampe" of Thomas Bentley's "The Monument of Matrones

On this day in Tudor history, 1st September 1599, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, translator, bookseller and Puritan Dorcas Martin (née Eccleston), Lady Martin, died. She was buried at All Hallows, Tottenham.

Dorcas was married to Sir Richard Martin, Master of the Mint and Lord Mayor of London, and is known for her translations of prayers, psalms and catechisms.

Here are some facts about Lady Dorcas Martin:

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