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||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...
|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)...
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||Barbara Blaugdone||
She was said to have been well-connected, though whether this was through her parents or her husband is likewise unclear. Her contacts suggest that she was at least at ease with the upper classes, and...
|Cultural formation||Eleanor Rathbone|
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Hooton|
|Cultural formation||Catherine Hutton|
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Ashbridge||
She left the Dublin cousin because she hated his Quaker religion. Naturally vivacious, this teenaged widow found her cousin's gloomy sense of sorrow and conviction,
and his disapproval of singing and dancing more than...
Ashbridge, Elizabeth, and Arthur Charles Curtis. Quaker Grey. Astolat Press, 1904.
|Cultural formation||May Kendall|
|Cultural formation||Frances Bellerby||
While her husband was going though a series of shifts in his political and moral thinking, FB in 1934 became a Quaker . Her reason for this was the Quakers' anti-war stance.
Gittings, Robert, and Frances Bellerby. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by Anne Stevenson and Anne Stevenson, Enitharmon Press, 1986.
|Cultural formation||Sarah Stickney Ellis|
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.