“Mad Madge” and the Royal Society

On the 30th May 1667 the first woman attended a meeting of the Royal Society, a significant achievement, as women had been barred from the society since it's creation in 1660. The woman in questions was Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle. No woman could have divided opinion more, to the famous essayist Charles Lamb she was … Continue reading “Mad Madge” and the Royal Society