Early Modern Philosophy

Gender and Early Modern Women Philosophers

What was distinctive about Elizabeth Elstob?

Elizabeth Elstob (c. 1683–c. 1756) was the first professional scholar to compile an Anglo-Saxon grammar. In her introduction to An English-Saxon Homily on the Birthday of St. Gregory (1709) she argued for the usefulness of educating women on the grounds that scholarly work itself was valuable.


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