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“His Factor for our loves”: The Countess of Bedford and John Donne

Julie Crawford

in Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712619
eISBN:
9780191780936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712619.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

In this chapter I argue that John Donne’s verse letters to the Countess of Bedford, perhaps the most influential “Factor” or “mediatrix” in Jacobean England, were part of a politically and ... More


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