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Mary Wollstonecraft

Biography of the 18th-century English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, an 18th-century English feminist, believed that equal education among men and women would ensure the equal s…

Mary Wollstonecraft

English author Mary Wollstonecraft is the author of 1792's A Vindication for the Rights of Woman, one of the earliest treatises to advocate equal rights for women. She began publishing in the late 17…

Mary Shelley

Name at birth: Mary Wollstonecraft GodwinEnglish author Mary Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and was second wife of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Godwin was the…

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A radical young fellow, Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford University in 1811 when he published The Necessity of Atheism. His early poems advocated social reform, reflecting the influence o…

The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Poems Written in 1816Early Poems [1814, 1815]Stanza, Written at BracknellStanzas - April, 1814To HarrietTo Mary Wollstonecraft GodwinTo -MutabilityOn DeathA Summer Evening Chu…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child of…

Mary

Mary is the mother of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian and Islamic scriptures. Catholicism and some other Christian traditions honor her as a special saint, the "blessed virgin," who hears and acts upon…

Marys

The four Marys. Mary Beaton (or Bethune), Mary Livingston (or Leuson), Mary Fleming (or Flemyng), and Mary Seaton (or Seyton); called the “Queen's Marys,” that is, the ladies of…

Mary

As the Virgin, she is represented in Christian art with flowing hair, emblematical of her virginity. As Mater Dolorosa, she is represented as somewhat elderly, clad in mourning, head draped…