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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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||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
|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||Valentine Ackland|
|Cultural formation||Isabella Ormston Ford||
She was brought up in Leeds in an English, radical Quaker family with Liberal politics who were committed to humanitarian pursuits.
The family was of prosperous middle-class standing, but IOF was brought up with a...
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
|Cultural formation||Mary Penington|
|Cultural formation||Sarah Grand|
|Cultural formation||Eleanor Rathbone|
|Cultural formation||Anna Sewell|
|Cultural formation||Sophia Hume||
Born English and white, to a leading family in a southern city of colonial America, Sophia descended through her mother from a family of Quaker heritage. Brought up in her father's Anglican religion, she for...
|Cultural formation||Valentine Ackland||
As a child, VA was a fervent Anglo-Catholic, following her mother's example.
Later in life she became a Roman Catholic , struggled with her Catholicism, and eventually became a Quaker .
Ackland, Valentine. For Sylvia: An Honest Account. Chatto and Windus, 1985.
Mulford, Wendy. This Narrow Place. Pandora, 1988.
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.