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Unconventional Heroines: Mary Somerville
Sometimes while doing research I come across a historical figure I absolutely wish I could sit down with. Mary Somerville is very high on my list – not least because though she was a brilliant scientists, she also had lots of author friends, encouraged other female scientists (like Ada Lovelace) and was lucky enough to marry a man who thought she was smarter than she and was proud of it! Her story is illustrative and touching – she was born in 1780 to a well-established famil