Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was the mother of feminism. She lived and worked in Newington Green, London. Her achievements include:
Every woman who wants to make an impact on the way this country is run — from the House of Commons to the pub quiz — has Mary Wollstonecraft to thank. Mary Beard, Cambridge Professor of Classics
- Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, the first book in English arguing for the equality of women and men.
- A pioneering activist for human rights
- Radical thinker who inspired the suffragettes a century later
- First female war correspondent and salaried journalist
- Radical thinker influencing Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin
- An early children's author and advocate
- Mother of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein
She deserves a public sculpture - there is no significant memorial to her anywhere in the world.