Mary was born in April 1759 and died on 10th September 1797. In her lifetime she become a published writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. She really was a woman ahead of her times – something which she herself was aware of, famously saying “I am the first of a new genus”. She features in my book ‘Trailblazing Women of the Georgian Era – The Eighteenth-Century Struggle for Female Success in a Man’s World’. And if you are interested in the female struggle for equal rights, do remember that you can find it here. Enjoy!