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Bluestocking circle [bluestockings]locked

(act. c. 1755–c. 1795)
  • Elizabeth Eger

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Bluestocking circle [bluestockings] (act.c. 1755–c. 1795), was a network formed around a group of women who from the mid-eighteenth century introduced a new kind of informal sociability and nurtured a sense of intellectual community. The chief bluestocking hostesses were Elizabeth Montagu...

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