Clapham Sect


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Birth Charlotte Elliott
Charlotte Elliott was born at Grove House, Clapham, in South London, the third daughter among eight children born to a leading family of the Clapham Sect .
Babington, Eleanor et al. “Biographical Sketch”. Selections from the Poems of Charlotte Elliott, Religious Tract Society, pp. 13-58.
Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cultural formation Elizabeth Charles
EC knew many leaders of Victorian religious thought, including Archibald Tait (Archbishop of Canterbury), writer and cleric Charles Kingsley , and Edward Pusey , the central figure of the Oxford Movement. The legacy of...
Cultural formation Charlotte Elliott
Her family was English, white; most of her male relations were merchants or clergymen. Various members of her family belonged to the EvangelicalAnglican group called the Clapham Sect , a coterie of social reformers and...
Cultural formation Julia Wedgwood
Her parents were connected to the Unitarian tradition descending in the family from Josiah Wedgwood as well as to the largely Anglican evangelical and philanthropic Clapham Sect centred close to their home in South London...
Family and Intimate relationships Grace Elliott
GE 's brother Henry Hew Dalrymple acted as her protector during some phases of her life, until by October 1778 he joined the army, left England, and ceased to be available. He later became a...
Family and Intimate relationships Thomas Babington, first Baron Macaulay
His father, Zachary Macaulay , was prominent both in the Clapham Sect and as an abolitionist. His relationship with his father is treated in Catherine Hall 's double biography, Macaulay and Son: Architects of Imperial...
Friends, Associates Hannah More
Many of her later friends were at least a generation younger than she was. She met many members of the Clapham Sect in the 1790s, of whom Henry Thornton and his daughter Marianne became particularly...
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Piecing together its intellectual family tree, scholars and critics have looked both forward and back from Bloomsbury. It has been seen as descending from the late eighteenth-century Clapham Sect (to which VW 's great-grandfather James Stephen
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Charles
EC 's religious views were influenced by her admiration for the Clapham Sect ; she published many titles with the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge .
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press.
Textual Features Elizabeth Charles
The novel tells the story of its female narrator's life during the evangelical revival in the Napoleonic era, [and] proposes religion as the antidote for revolution.
Sutherland, John. The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction. Stanford University Press.
Bride Danescombe opens her narrative of her life with...
Textual Production Hannah More
Of a total of 114 tracts, HM wrote fifty herself. Her sisters Sally and Patty contributed (Patty with a single tract), as did the Clapham Sect , Hester Mulso Chapone (Mary Wood the Housemaid...


January 1780: Evangelicalism received a boost when the...

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January 1780

Evangelicalism received a boost when the Rev. John Newton moved from Olney in Buckinghamshire to London at the invitation of businessman John Thornton .

By January 1789: The Society for Bettering the Conditions...

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By January 1789

The Society for Bettering the Conditions and Increasing the Comfort of the Poor, founded by future Clapham Sect members and others, was planning expansion; its plans for amelioration claimed a scientific basis.

1792: The Evangelical Henry Thornton bought a house...

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The EvangelicalHenry Thornton bought a house on Battersea Rise, Clapham, South London: from this came the name of the Clapham Sect .

mid 1792-1815: These were the active years of the informal...

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mid 1792-1815

These were the active years of the informal evangelical Anglican group later called the Clapham Sect (then known as the Saints ).

7 March 1804: The Bible Society (also known as the British...

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7 March 1804

The Bible Society (also known as the British and Foreign Bible Society ) was founded by Evangelicals to spread the scriptures; it became the cornerstone society of the Evangelical movement.


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