Today Mary got a plaque from Islington Council and a letter in The Guardian.
During Mary's time in the Dissenters' village of Newington Green, she learned to see the injustices of the world through political eyes. It was the place, centred around its nonconformist chapel, that radicalised her. Lyndall Gordon's biography has a good chapter on the village and the inhabitants who influenced her, especially Richard Price, the gentle and theoretical revolutionary.
Mary also got a letter in the liberal-lefty's broadsheet of choice, The Guardian. Or rather, Mary on the Green did. I've spent too much of the past weeks finding out more than I ever thought I would want to know about how to reach close to 1000 Parliamentarians. In the end, our letter got placed high up, with 70 splendid signatures supporting the campaign for a memorial statue of Mary. There was an