Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Society of Friends
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Characters||Emma Caroline Wood||
It traces the life of Sabina Rock, an orphan in a Quaker family, through her teenage years. This prodigy, who runs no risk of ever being mistaken for an ordinary mortal,
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2097 (1868): 15
A foreword by Jalna Hanmer explains that the play addresses the early-seventeenth-century shift towards male doctors' control of women's reproduction through new technology (the introduction of forceps) and through religion (the execution of witches)...
|Characters||Mrs E. M. Foster||
This book differs from Foster's first two novels, in that it is shorter (two volumes instead of three or four), not historical but rather a sentimental novel about courtship, and originally published by Minerva as...
The protagonist and letter-writer, Samuel Pumphrey,
is a a Quaker clerk, puritan, provincial and utterly inartistic,
Smedley, Constance. Justice Walk. G. Allen and Unwin, 1924.
as well as initially self-righteous. Before the story begins he was saving money to marry his beloved...
Smedley, Constance, and Maxwell Armfield. Crusaders. Chatto & Windus, 1912.
|Cultural formation||May Drummond|
|Cultural formation||Katharine Bruce Glasier||
Either KBG had become a member of the Society of Friends in time to send her youngest child to a Quaker school, or else the example of the school persuaded her to convert.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
|Cultural formation||Hester Biddle|
|Cultural formation||Bathsheba Bowers|
|Cultural formation||Mary Penington|
|Cultural formation||Eleanor Rathbone|
|Cultural formation||Anna Sewell|
|Cultural formation||Bathsheba Bowers||
BB became something of a recluse in Philadelphia. According to her niece Ann Bolton, she was prone to reading the Bible with the intention of finding fault with it,
and yet more shockingly sometimes...
Mulford, Carla, Angela Vietto, and Amy E. Winans, editors. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Gale Research, 1999.
17 August 1612
The trial of the Lancashire witches resulted in the execution of seven women and one man.
8 July 1618
Michael Dalton had entered in the Stationers' Register his book The Countrey Justice, Containing the Practice of the Justices of the Peace out of their Sessions, designed to raise the level of local administration...
9 December 1655
The Printing or Licensing Act restored the principles of government censorship which had been current before the Civil War: it limited the number of printers and required them to put their names on their works.