Mary Wollstonecraft - Purple

House Leader - Grace Hornby 11MW

Mary Wollstonecraft - This extraordinary woman lived in Beverley as a child and was educated in the town. She lived in a house in Wednesday Market from age 9 to 15 (you might have seen the plaque that is outside the front door) the longest she ever lived in one place. This time covered the important years of her education developing her into the writer and philosopher she became. She is best known for her written pieces. Most famously a piece called A Vindication of the Rights of Woman this is one of the trailblazing works of feminism. When men read it at the time they reacted by calling her “a hyena making a lot of noise in a skirts” and they said “although she has some worthy points I despise her lifestyle and overall opinions

Mary Woolstonecraft-