Mary Wollstonecraft blue plaque unveiled

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Monday 5 July 2004 9.01pm
04 July 2004
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Pulling the curtains aside, Tomalin reminded the audience that Mary's daughter Mary married Percy Bysshe Shelley and wrote Frankenstein.

Claire Tomalin said that Mary, having lost her job as a governess in Ireland, came to Southwark in 1788.

Her autobiography says the 'Anglo-Irish feminist, intellectual and writer, Mary Wollstonecraft, was born in Spitalfields London in 1759.'
Does the fact she worked as a governess in Ireland make her 'Anglo-Irish?'

The Duke of Wellington was born in Ireland and is also described as Anglo-Irish.
Was Bram Stoker (born in Ireland) the author of Dracula Irish or Anglo-Irish.?

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