Born May 1, 1917, in Washington, DC; ; died August 4, 1992, in Biddeford, ME; daughter of Christopher (a banker) and Florence (Thompson) Pope. Education: Bryn Mawr College, A.B., 1940; Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., 1944. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Episcopalian. Memberships: American Association of University Professors, Renaissance Society, Mediaeval Society of America, Society for Creative Anachronism.
Mills College, Oakland, CA, assistant professor, 1944-55, associate professor, 1955-62, professor of English, beginning 1962.
- Paradise Regained: The Tradition and the Poem, Johns Hopkins Press, 1947.
- The Sherwood Ring (novel), Houghton, 1956.
- The Perilous Gard (novel), Houghton, 1974.