Bradley, Katharine Harris (1846–1914)

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Bradley, Katharine Harris (1846–1914)

British poet and playwright. Name variations: (pseudonyms) Michael Field, Arran Leigh. Born Oct 27, 1846, in Birmingham, England; died Sept 26, 1914, in Richmond, Surrey, England; dau. of Charles Bradley and Emma (Harris) Bradley.

Educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, and College de France, Paris; assumed care of niece, Edith Emma Cooper (1865), with whom she remained until death; under joint pseudonym Michael Field, published plays and poetry with niece, including The New Minnesinger and Other Poems (1875), Bellerophon and Other Poems (1881), Long Ago (1889), Sight and Song (1892), The Race of Leaves (1901), Borgia: A Period Play (1905), Queen Marianne: A Play (1908), Mystic Trees (1913) and Dedicated: An Early Work of Michael Field (1914); was a suffragist and anti-vivisectionist.