Lucy Aikin (November 6, 1781- January 29, 1864), born at Warrington, England, had some repute as a historical writer. After producing various books for the young under the pseudonym Mary Godolphin, and a novel, Lorimer (1814), she published in 1818 her Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, which passed through several editions. This was followed by Memoirs of the Court of James I (1822), Memoirs of the Court of Charles I (1833) and a Life of Addison (1843). Miss Aikin died at Hampstead, England, where she had lived for forty years.
See a Memoir of John Aikin, with selections of his miscellaneous pieces (1823), by his daughter; and the Memoirs, Miscellanies and Letters of Lucy Aikin (1864), including her correspondence (1826-1842) with William Ellery Channing, edited by P. H. Le Breton.
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