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Martha Moulsworth, née Dorset, was born in 1577, probably at Ewelme in Oxfordshire, England. Her father provided her with an education that exceeded what was customary for 16th-century women, including teaching her Latin. In 1632, on her 55th birthday, she began writing the story of her eventful life in the form of a poem, "The Memorandum of Martha Moulsworth, Widdowe." It was one of the first autobiographies in the English language, and provides a rare example of self-expression of a woman of her era. She offers her thoughts on a wide range of subjects and issues quite a modern, feminist appeal for the right of women to receive education equal to that of men. "The Memorandum" was buried away in a commonplace book held by the Beinecke Library at Yale University until it was discovered and published for the first time in 1993 as "My Name was Martha": A Renaissance Woman's Autobiographical Poem. It is valued both for its literary merits and for its historical and cultural interest.