Raising a Statue for Aphra Behn

On this day 332 years ago, Aphra Behn died. She was 48. Her health had been failing for a few years and a botched operation hastened an early death. She is buried in Westminster Abbey, not in Poet's Corner, but outside...on the way to the exit.

We will soon be launching a public campaign to raise a statue to celebrate the amazing life (and works) of Aphra Behn: the first professional female writer in English. Please follow and share our Facebook page and Twitter posts, so we can honour this incredible woman in her hometown of Canterbury.

Posted on April 16th 2021

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