8 Mar. 2017: Mary Hardy on Wikipedia main page for International Women’s Day

Mary Hardy led the short items on the Wikipedia main page today in the ‘Did you know?’ section.

Her full-colour portrait by James Gabriel Huquier drew the eye to her feature, which formed part of the Wiki commemoration of International Women’s Day:


Wikipedia home page 8 Mar 2017, detail

A screen grab of part of the Wikipedia main page. Mary Hardy is pictured in the centre, heading the “Did you know” section


In a few words the piece singled out the unusual nature of her diary. She was a woman recording a man’s world. It reads:

“Did you know that the diary of Mary Hardy (pictured) provides a detailed record of an 18th-century English farming and brewing business?”

You can read more about the diarist and the family business on these Wikipedia pages:

Mary Hardy (diarist)

Letheringsett Brewery Watermill

The artist too has his own Wiki entry:

James Gabriel Huquier

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Margaret Bird

Margaret Bird in 2016

The editor and author of the Mary Hardy volumes

You can read about the historian Margaret Bird on the link above

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