by Virginia Woolf

All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn, for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.

 

 

Note: Aphra was one of the first women in England to earn a living through writing, inspiring future generations of women to write.

Aphra Behn, the first professional woman playwright in Britain, whose novel, 'Oroonoko,' played a crucial role in the development of English fiction, was buried in Westminster Abbey #OTD in 1689.
 


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