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Mary Shelley

Person  Female  Born 30/8/1797  Died 1/2/1851

Born in London, at the Polygon building in Somers Town. Parents: William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, Eleven days after her birth her mother died. Most famous for writing "Frankenstein".

A frequent visitor to her mother's grave it was there that she declared her love to the married Percy Bysshe Shelley, met through her father. Aged 17 she eloped with him and, after the suicide of his first wife, married him.

Mary was buried with Percy's heart, at St Peters churchyard, Bournemouth.

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Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley

English Heritage Mary Shelley, 1797-1851, author of Frankenstein, lived here,...

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Mary Wollstonecraft - E8

Mary Wollstonecraft, 1759 - 1797, author of 'A Vindication of the Right of Wo...

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Percy & Mary Shelley

After their elopement in July 1814 the Shelleys lived here with Claire Clairm...

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Somers Town Mural

This mural was commissioned by the GLC in 1980 and moved to this site by St P...

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