Mary Hays: Wollstonecraft’s Disciple and Unsex’d Female

by Emma Butcher Mary Hays (1760-1843) secures her place in history as one of the radical disciples of Mary Wollstonecraft. Although acknowledged alongside the likes of Helen Maria Williams, Elizabeth Incbald and Charlotte Turner Smith as an important female revolutionary of the eighteenth century, she is often eclipsed by Wollstonecraft, with her famous family and…