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Anna Trapnel was a mid-seventeenth-century prophetic writer who published six tracts having strong sectarian and political import: expressing and even shaping the views of her Fifth Monarchist sect. Some of her printed works were taken down by others from words she spoke while lying in trances.
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About 1622 AT was born at Stepney in East London. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1646 AT wrote her first, brief 'discourse' or devotional essay, which reached print eight years later in A Legacy for Saints. Bibliographic Citation link.
The date and circumstances of AT's death are not known; she was still living to be attacked in print in 1660; she may have married in 1661; her death occurred after one or both of these events. Bibliographic Citation link.
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