The biographies of women writers provide insight into their lives and works. They also look at the reception of their work by their contemporary audience and since.

This resource is still continuing to grow as new biographies are added: a growing resource for biographies of European Women Writers prior to 1900. Chawton House is very grateful to all the contributors, who have generously given their time and expertise.

Painting of Mary Robinson by Hoppner

Mary Robinson

Lady Mary Wortley

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu