Schooldays 1822-1835

For now Mary Ann's mind lay on homelier things. School began just across the lane. There, a neighbour called Mrs Moore taught simple maths and spelling to young children.

Two boarding schools followed - and Mary Ann would always remember the cold nights and nightmares that she suffered there. But her talents shone.

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Mary Ann Evans' first school at Griff. Photograph taken in early 1900s.

Image: Mary Ann's first school, the dame school at Griff - she later attended schools in Nuneaton and Coventry, where this chair and bell may have been used.
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Growing Up
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