Who was she?
Sarah Fielding (8 November 1710 – 9 April 1768) was a British
author and sister of the novelist Henry Fielding. She was the author of
The Governess, or The Little Female
(1749), which was the first novel in English written
especially for children (children's literature), and had earlier
achieved success with her novel The
Adventures of David Simple
Why was she in Bath?
On the death of her sisters, Sarah moved from London to Widcombe Lodge,
where she received encouragement and financial support from Ralph Allen
, who lived in nearby Prior Park. Her
sometimes stayed with her
and was a frequent visitor to
The text reads
"Here lived Henry Fielding B. 1707 D. 1754 and Sarah Fielding B.
1710 D. 1768"
Location map of Widcombe Lodge (off map to South):
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