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Elizabeth Montagu, eighteenth-century Bluestocking leader, is known on the one hand as an informal letter-writer, and on the other hand for ambitious critical intervention in canonicity and cultural debates, with her critical study of Shakespeare and dialogues of the dead.
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By 2 October 1718 Elizabeth Robinson (later EM) was born, the elder daughter in a family of seven (surviving) brothers and two sisters. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
April 1769 In a counterblast to Voltaire, EM published, anonymously, An Essay on Shakespear. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 July 1782 EM expressed to Elizabeth Carter the Bluestockings' determination to "think for ourselves, & act for ourselves," rather than being "so perfectly of ye [sic] Rib of Man as Woman ought to be." Bibliographic Citation link.
25 August 1800 EM died at Montagu House in Portman Square, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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