Jane Barker, 1652-1732
English poet and novelist of the early 18th century. The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia  was considered her most successful work. A staunch Jacobite, she followed King James II of England into exile at Saint-Germain-en-Laye in France shortly after James’ defeat in the Glorious Revolution . During her exile, she wrote a group of political poems, "A Collection of Poems Referring to the Times" , which conveyed her anxiety towards the political future of England. She later became a novelist and wrote Exilius; or, The Banished Roman , A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies , and The Lining of the Patch Work Screen . Barker was never married and her works show a strong lack of interest in marriage. Instead, she sought to challenge the status quo of female subordination.