Marianne Thornton

Standard Name: Thornton, Marianne


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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...
Reception Hannah More
From her youth, HM tended to be regarded as a formidable person. Those describing her reached for martial metaphors. During her lifetime her works aroused intense admiration and opposition. She was one of the twenty-four...


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 .

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 .


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