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Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft(Encyclopedia)Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1797–1851, English author; daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. In 1814 she fell in love with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, accompanied him abroad, and ...
Wollstonecraft, Mary(Encyclopedia)Wollstonecraft, Mary wool´stnkräft, –krft [key], 1759–97, English author and feminist, b. London. She was an early proponent of educational equality between men and women, expressing this ...
Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft(Encyclopedia)Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft: see Wollstonecraft, Mary.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe(Encyclopedia)Shelley, Percy Bysshe bsh [key], 1792–1822, English poet, b. Horsham, Sussex. He is ranked as one of the great English poets of the romantic period. A Tempestuous Life The son of a prosperous squi...
Godwin, William(Encyclopedia)Godwin, William, 1756–1836, English author and political philosopher. A minister in his youth, he was, however, plagued by religious doubts and gave up preaching in 1783 for a literary career. His E...
Hogg, Thomas Jefferson(Encyclopedia)Hogg, Thomas Jefferson, 1792–1862, friend and biographer of Percy Bysshe Shelley. He was dismissed in 1811 from Oxford for defending Shelley's atheism. Authorized by Mary Shelley to write a life of ...
Opie, John(Encyclopedia)Opie, John, 1761–1807, English portrait and historical painter. Opie showed a remarkable talent as a young man. He became the protégé of the poet John Wolcot, and enjoyed a brief popularity as a f...
Mary(Encyclopedia)Mary, in the Bible, mother of Jesus. Christian tradition reckons her the principal saint, naming her variously the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, and Mother of God (Gr., theotokos). Her name is the He...
Mary I(Encyclopedia)Mary I (Mary Tudor), 1516–58, queen of England (1553–58), daughter of Henry VIII and Katharine of Aragón. Early Life While Mary was a child, various husbands were proposed for her—the eldest so...
Mary(Encyclopedia)Mary, 1867–1953, queen consort of George V of England. Daughter of the duke of Teck and great-granddaughter of George III, she was engaged first to George's elder brother, the duke of Clarence, who ...
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