The Religious Society of Friends began as a movement in England in the mid-17th century in Lancashire. Members are informally known as Quakers, as they were said "to tremble in the way of the Lord". The Society of Friends has been influential in the history of reform, through the founding or reforming of various institutions, both in the UK and abroad. This includes the abolition of slavery, promoting equal rights for women, and the education and humane treatment of prisoners and the mentally ill. In this talk, Michael Gandy looks at how one might trace Quakers in the family and how to learn more about the lives they led.
A one-hour talk with Michael Gandy, FSG
23/05/2018 14:00 - 15:00
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