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Transformations of Love: The Friendship of John Evelyn and Margaret Godolphin
The most controversial episode in the life of the 17th-century virtuoso and diarist John Evelyn has always been his passionate, complex friendship with the Restoration maid of honour Margaret Blagge, afterwards Mrs Godolphin. His Life of Mrs Godolphin, written after her early death in childbirth, exalted the friendship and represented her as effectively a saint. They saw t ...more
Published March 13th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA
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