Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Margaret Clement

Stephanie Mann reports on the foster daughter of St. Thomas More, a highly educated and brave lady.
Margaret Giggs Clement, ward of St. Thomas More, died in Mechelen, Belgium on July 6, 1570. She and her husband, Dr. John Clement, lived in the Low Countries in exile from Elizabethan England. She was one of the most learned women of the Renaissance, having benefitted from the fine education Thomas More thought the girls, as well as the boys, in his household should receive. She studied Galen for example and her treatment helped More recover from a tertian fever. (Read entire article.)

1 comment:

Stephanie A. Mann said...

Thank you for the link--I think that both stories, of her care for the Carthusians at the end of their lives and their care for her at the end of hers are beautiful examples of love.