In this episode, Helen Lewis is joined by Sophie Coulombeau and Jennie Batchelor to discuss 18th century women’s involvement in radical politics. Novelists and poets from Charlotte Smith to Anna Letitia Barbau and Mary Wollstonecraft all engaged with major political questions of their day. But not everyone was confident this was a good idea.
Welcome to Hidden Histories, hosted by Helen Lewis. In each series we explore a subject that the textbooks hid, held-back or hijacked, starting with “The Great Forgetting: women writers before Austen”.