Jane Margaret Strickland

Jane Margaret Strickland (18 April 1800 – 14 June 1888) was A British writer.

Short Life:
Strickland was born in Kent in 1800. The daughter of Thomas Strickland and Elizabeth (born Homer} of Reydon Hall, Suffolk, Her siblings were Elizabeth; Sarah; Agnes, Catharine Parr, Susanna and Samuel Strickland. All of the children except Sarah eventually became writers.

By 1840 she had two sisters living in Canada and two others who had moved out of the house leaving Jane to look after her mother who died in 1864.
In 1854 Jane published a schoolbookRome, Regal and Republican: A Family History of Rome that was edited by her sister Agnes. The proceeds made her financially independent and allowed her to buy her own cottage.

In 1856 she published Adonijah which is an unlikely, but engaging, story about a Jewish child living at the time of the Roman Empire who eventually becomes a Christian.
Strickland published a biography of her sister Agnes in 1887 and died at her cottage in Southwold the following year.

Adonijah “A Tale of the Jewish Dispersion”

Adonijah “A Tale of the Jewish Dispersion”

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The period included in the reigns of Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, and Vespasian, was remarkable for two memorable events in the annals of ecclesiastical history; the first persecution of the Christian Church by the sixth Roman sovereign, and the dissolution of the Jewish polity by Titus.

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