Christchurch Priory, Dorset
The monument, which was erected by the poet's son who lived nearby at Boscombe, had previously been refused by St Peter's Chruch in Bournemouth where Mary was buried together with her husband's heart. The memorial shows Mary Wollstenecraft Shelley mourning over the body of her husband who drowned off the coast of Italy in 1822.
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Photograph and text by Tim Willasey-Wilsey
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