Elizabeth Tollet and her scientific sisters


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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 4 (April 2009), p. 52-58


Though lacking opportunities to be taken seriously, bright women from the 17th century onwards were developing their interest in science. Patricia Fara investigates the life and work of one such woman, Elizabeth Tollet, whose poetry reflects a passionate engagement with natural philosophy and a firm grasp on Newtonian ideas