London – St Pancras Old Church – Shelley

Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, was the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin, both of whom were writers and philosophers. Mary Shelley never knew her mother, who died a few days after her birth. Her mother was buried in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church, and in later life when she met Percy Shelley they used her mother’s tomb as a secret meeting place. The meetings were secret as Mary’s father disapproved of the relationship because Percy Shelley was already married.

When William Godwin died, he was buried with his wife, but later they were re-interred in a churchyard in Bournemouth next to their daughter, Mary Shelley.

Mary Wollstonecraft Grave

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