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
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|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)...
In Dimple Hill, the middle-aged Miriam goes on a holiday in Sussex, and remains there living on the farm named in the title as a paying guest of a family of Quakers ...
|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||Anne Conway||
AC became a Quaker . This at first compromised her friendship with More , but he did modify his attitude to the Society of Friends as a result of her action.
Conway, Anne, Henry More, and Marjorie Hope Nicolson. The Conway Letters. Editor Hutton, Sarah, Clarendon Press, 1992.
Conway, Anne, and Henry More. “Introduction; Editorial Materials”. The Conway Letters, edited by Sarah Hutton, Marjorie Hope Nicolson, and Marjorie Hope Nicolson, Revised, Clarendon Press, 1992, p. vii - xix; various pages.
|Cultural formation||Kathleen E. Innes||
Her family was English, professional, and well-off.
As an adult she became, like her husband, a Quaker
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
|Cultural formation||Jane Gardam||
Her mother taught her to love the language of the Anglican prayer book and made her go to church (of the very HighAnglican variety). JG gave up her church-going when she was free to do...
|Cultural formation||Mary Penington||
MP and her second husband made the momentous conversion to Quakerism , though the mediation of two Friends named Thomas Curtis and William Simpson .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/, http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
|Cultural formation||Katharine Evans||
KE grew up an Anglican , but was clearly a religious seeker, since she joined the Baptists , then the Independents , before becoming one of the Society of Friends very soon after its inception...
|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Heyrick||
EH , who already dressed from choice like a Quaker, wrote to the Society of Friends about admisssion.
Aucott, Shirley. Women of Courage, Vision and Talent: lives in Leicester 1780 to 1925. Shirley Aucott, 2008.
|Cultural formation||Eleanor Rathbone|
|Cultural formation||Anne Conway|
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...
Andrew Sowle finished his apprenticeship (to the Nonconformist printer Ruth Raworth ), and began printing Quaker texts from an unknown address.
9 December 1655
Cromwell issued an edict legally permitting Jewish resettlement in England. The Jews had been expelled in 1290, though individuals had now been living in England unofficially for more than a century.
9 July 1656
John Evelyn made a sight-seeing visit to Quakers in prison at Ipswich, Suffolk; he thought them a melancholy proud sort of people, and exceedingly ignorant.
Quaker maverick James Nayler set out to demonstrate the spirit of Christ within him by staging an entry into Bristol riding on a donkey, as Christ had ridden into Jerusalem.
10 June 1658
The QuakerSarah Blackborow published the earliest of her several signed pamphlets, A Visit to the Spirit in Prison.
Quakers accounted for 10% of all titles printed in England, though they were only 1% of the population.
1 June 1660
Mary Dyer (a colonial immigrant from England and a friend of Anne Hutchinson ) was hanged in Boston, Massachusetts, for preaching as a member of the Society of Friends .
Fifth Monarchists (who expected the Second Coming and political rule of Christ, and had opposed the Cromwell ian government too) staged an uprising against the new king, Charles II .
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.
Lillias Skene (born Lillias Gillespie in 1626), wife of a leading Aberdeen citizen and a recent convert to the Quakerism , penned the first poem in a volume which she went on using till her...
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