Aphra Behn Born on This Date

Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was born on this date in 1640. She was the first Englishwoman to earn her living from her writing. She was also a spy for Charles II’s government. However, payment for her services was so slow that she ended up in debtor’s prison, where she wrote many of her social comedies.

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