Lecture by Prof Janet Todd.
Mary Wollstonecraft was the most famous female political author of the revolutionary period. She was one of a group of literary women involved in enlightenment political debates about society—debates as all-embracing as any ever held in England.
Prof Todd is the current President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge and her research focuses on the Restoration and early eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has written numerous books on women in literature and published Mary Wollstonecraft: A Revolutionary Life in 2000.