"Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government."                                                             Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman - 1792

Descendants of Edward John Wollstonecraft (1736-1803)

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Original front cover of Memoirs of the author of a vindication of the rights of women, by William Godwin

Mary Wollstonecraft worked hard and lived very sparely in order to help her family. She supported her father, enabled both sisters to become teachers, placed one brother at Woolwich to qualify for a commision in the Navy, and helped her eldest brother to emigrate to America.

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