Anna Trapnel

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AT 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.
Line engraving of Anna Trapnel after Richard Gaywood, published by J. Caulfield in 1823. She is shown wearing Quaker dress, including a tall hat, and in conference with a devil. The print is captioned: "Hannah Trapnel, a Quaker, and pretended prophetess. . . . For an account of this extraordinary women, see Heath's Chronicle, Cromwelliana & the High Court of Justice."
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Milestones

About 1622
AT was born at Stepney in East London.
Scott-Luckens, Carola. “Contextual Materials for The Cry of a Stone by Anna Trapnel”. Women Writers Project.
March 1646
AT wrote her first, brief discourse or devotional essay, which reached print eight years later in A Legacy for Saints.
Trapnel, Anna. A Legacy for Saints. T. Brewster, 1654.
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Biography

Birth and Background

About 1622
AT was born at Stepney in East London.
Scott-Luckens, Carola. “Contextual Materials for The Cry of a Stone by Anna Trapnel”. Women Writers Project.