Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin and her mother was the philosopher and feminist activist Mary Wollstonecraft. Shelley's mother died less than a month after giving birth to her. She was raised by her father, who provided her with a rich if informal education, encouraging her to adhere to his own anarchist political theories. When she was four, her father married a neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont , with whom Shelley came to have a troubled relationship. In , Shelley began a romance with one of her father's political followers, Percy Bysshe Shelley , who was already married. Together with her stepsister, Claire Clairmont , she and Percy left for France and travelled through Europe.
Fifty Great Essays
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China has been the source of many innovations , scientific discoveries and inventions. The list below contains these and other inventions in China attested by archaeological or historical evidence. The historical region now known as China experienced a history involving mechanics , hydraulics and mathematics applied to horology , metallurgy , astronomy , agriculture , engineering , music theory , craftsmanship , naval architecture and warfare. By the Warring States period — BC , inhabitants of the Warring States had advanced metallurgic technology, including the blast furnace and cupola furnace , while the finery forge and puddling process were known by the Han Dynasty BC—AD A sophisticated economic system in imperial China gave birth to inventions such as paper money during the Song Dynasty —
The persecution of Christians can be historically traced from the first century of the Christian era to the present day. Christian missionaries and converts to Christianity have both been targeted for persecution , sometimes to the point of being martyred for their faith , ever since the emergence of Christianity. Since the emergence of Christian states in Late Antiquity , Christians have also been persecuted by other Christians due to differences in doctrine which have been declared heretical.