Mary Lamb
(1764-1847)

woman and writer

Died aged c. 83

Mary Ann Lamb (3 December 1764 – 20 May 1847), was an English writer. She is best known for the collaboration with her brother Charles on the collection Tales from Shakespeare. Lamb suffered from mental illness, and in 1796 she stabbed her mother to death during a mental breakdown. She was confined to mental facilities off and on for most of her life. She and Charles presided over a literary circle in London that included the poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, among others.

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Charles Lamb 1775-1834 and Mary Lamb 1764-1847 writers lived here

Lamb's Cottage, Church Street, Edmonton, N9 Enfield, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Charles and Mary Lamb lived here

Clarendon Cottage, 17 Gentlemans Row EN2, London, United Kingdom where they lived