Agnes Beaumont

Standard Name: Beaumont, Agnes
Birth Name: Agnes Beaumont
AB left a single text, an autobiographical account of her struggles with her father over her right to choose her own religious sect and of the accusations levelled against her after his sudden death, because their quarrel was known. Blending the record of spiritual life with dramatic outside events is not unusual in the writings from the radical sects: the unusual element here is that the persecutor is AB 's father, representing family authority rather than church or state authority.
Illustration to "True Stories of Girl Heroines" by Evelyn Everett-Green, 1901, which includes Agnes Beaumont among its role-model heroines. The picture shows John Bunyan on his horse (which figures largely in Beaumont's "Narrative of the Persecutions"), talking to her and her sister (or sister-in-law), who are on foot.
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Occupation John Bunyan
Even from prison, JB had been working closely with a network of local dissenting congregations. The controversial nature of his ministry over the next few years is reflected in the account given by Agnes Beaumont
Textual Production Monica Furlong
MF edited with an introduction, for the Folio Society , a volume entitled The Trial of John Bunyan and the Persecution of the Puritans: Selections from the Writings of John Bunyan and Agnes Beaumont.
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Textual Production Helen Waddell
HW provided (anonymously) the introduction to a Constable reprint of A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke , Daughter of Colley Cibber, one in a series they were issuing of rediscovered works...


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