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Sarah Chapone was not only an active networker in the cause of women during the earlier half of the eighteenth century; she also published two works (both hard to categorise because of their originality and their remoteness from generic expectations) which show remarkable 'feminist', analysis. Her topics are the law, women's history (at one remove), and conventions around sexual behaviour. Her private letters, too, often touch on women's issues.
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11 December 1699 Sarah Kirkham (later SC) was born at Stanton near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire, where her father was the rector. Bibliographic Citation link.
May 1735 SC published, anonymously, a 'feminist' treatise on women's legal situation: The Hardships of the English Laws in relation to Wives. Bibliographic Citation link.
Shortly before 24 February 1764 SC died, five years after her husband. Bibliographic Citation link.
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