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30 August 1667
Anne Maxwell of Thames Street in London (a master printer with about a hundred imprints between 1660 and 1684) entered as hers in the Stationers' Register The life and death of Mother Shipton (a folk heroine and pamphlet subject since at least 1641).The following year Maxwell had two presses, employing three compositors and three pressmen; over the next twenty years she took on twelve apprentices. She printed two titles by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle.
30 August 1709
The Tatler asserted that women were obsessed with their own beauty: this "great evil" proceeded "from an unaccountable wild Method in the Education of the better half of the World, the Women."
30 August 1797
Mary Shelley was born at 29 The Polygon, Somers Town, London.
- 30 August 1667