Margaret Roper
(1505-1544)

woman

Died aged c. 39

Margaret Roper (1505–1544) was an English writer and translator. Roper, the eldest daughter of Sir Thomas More, is considered to have been one of the most learned women in sixteenth-century England. She is celebrated for her filial piety and scholarly accomplishments. Roper's most known publication is a Latin-to-English translation of Erasmus' Precatio Dominica as A Devout Treatise upon the Paternoster. In addition, she wrote many Latin epistles and English letters, as well as an original treatise entitled The Four Last Things. She also translated the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius from the Greek into the Latin language.

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The Roper Gate (mid 16th century) Gateway to the former Place House, home of William Roper and his wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Thomas More. Restored by Canterbury City Council 1989

St. Dunstan's, Canterbury, United Kingdom where they lived