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Katherine Chidley: evangelist, church planter, leader, and controversialist

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Seventeenth/Eighteenth century, Social reformers, Stories, UK, Uncategorized | Comments Off

We first hear of Katherine Chidley in Shrewsbury, Shropshire in 1616; she is the wife of Daniel Chidley and gave birth to their first son that year. She was already then involved in an illegal underground congregation (at the time only Church of England congregations were legal). She was brought to court at least twice in the 1620s, once for non-attendance at the parish church, and once for refusing to attend a service of ‘purification’ after childbirth. By 1630, she and Daniel had fled to London, where it was easier to become lost...

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Mary Dyer: Quaker preacher and martyr

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Seventeenth/Eighteenth century, Stories, UK, United States | Comments Off

Mary Dyer was a fearless Quaker preacher in colonial New England, eventually martyred for her faith.

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