Long before the suffragettes and #MeToo, the pen was in these women’s hands.

This display in the library at Chawton House includes writers from Bathsua Makin (c1600-c1673) to Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) who took on issues of equality, gender difference, biology as destiny, education and equal pay.

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Chawton House

Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SL

01420 541010

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The House and Gardens are open Monday to Sunday 11am-4:30pm (last admission is at 4pm) The Old Kitchen Tearoom is open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and Weekends/Bank holidays 11am-4pm.

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