Mary Shelley's life

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was born
    Maiden name- Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
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    Mary Shelley's life

  • Mother Dies

    Mary's mother, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, dies shortly after giving birth to Mary, due to childbirth complications.
  • Step-family gained

    Mary's father, William Godwin, marries a widow named Mary Jane Clairmont, and she moves in with two of her own children, Charles and Claire Clairmont.
  • Moves to the Baxtar family's home in Scotland. *NO EXACT DATE*

    Mary's father sends her to live in Scotland to stay with the Baxtar family, to seperate Mary from her Step-Mother.
    -Mary Clairmont saw no need to educate her step-daughter, but sent her own kids to school.
  • Returns home in Scotland *NO EXACT DATE*

  • Meets Percy Bysshe Shelley *NO EXACT DATE*

    Mary meets Percy, and the are soon to fall in love.
    But at the same time, Percy has a wife and one child, with another on the way.
  • Elopes with Percy

    Mary, 16 years old, runs off to Europe with Percy, and almost immediatly gets pregnant.
    -Mary's father refuses to see his daughter for the next two and a half years.
  • Returns to London

    Mary is pregnant, and she is a social outcast because she ran off with Percy, who was a married man.
  • Conceives "Frankenstein"

    While on a summer holiday with Percy, Lord Byron, and Claire, they were stuck inside while it was raining and Lord Byron suggests a contest to see who can make the best scary story, and this is where Mary Shelley comes up with the idea of Frankenstein.
  • Gives birth to son

    Mary gives birth to her son William.
  • Fanny Godwin dies

    Mary's half-sister commits suicide with an overdose of laudanum.
  • Harriet Westbrook dies *NO EXACT DATE*

    Harriet Westbrook, Percy's wife, commits suicide by throwing herself itno London's Serpentine River, and she was pregnant with her third child.
  • Mary and Percy get married

    Percy and Mary Shelly get married, and she is pregnant with another child.
  • Gives birth to Clara

    Mary gives birth to their third child, Clara Everina. She dies a year and a half later.
  • Frankenstein was published.

    It was published anonomously.
  • Mary Shelley dies