Blue Plaque in London for Mary Shelley

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Visitors to London will be familiar with the blue plaques found on buildings everywhere throughout the city to mark where a noted historical figure lived or worked. The first blue plaque was mounted in 1867 on Byron's house in London, according to the English Heritage Website:

http://accessibility.english-heritage.org.uk/Default.asp?WCI=Node&WCE=6516

There are reportedly now almost 800 blue plaques in London. This Friday, October 3, at noon, a new one will be mounted to honor Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley at 24 Chester Square, the house where she died in 1851. Anyone in London that day is invited to attend—and Romantic Circles hereby invites anybody who attends to send us a report of the event.

Steve Jones

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