Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Seven Thousand "Hand-Maids And Daughters Of The Lord": Lincolnshire And Cheshire Quaker Women'S Anti-Tithe Protests In Late Interregnum And Restoration England

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter makes a preliminary attempt to locate the petitions in the context of the lives of many of the women who signed it. Petitioners are identifiable from twenty-nine geographical locations (almost all of which are shires), although four petitions fail to identify the parts of the country from which they came. The petitions from Lancashire and Nottingham identify the signatories as Friends, but no other prefaces mention Quakerism. Quaker first entered Lincolnshire in 1654 when George Fox and several others challenged ministers in their “steeple houses” and spoke to congregants in independent “separate” meetings. Reading, however, the extant accounts of the Quaker women who suffered and occasionally died opposing tithes, it becomes clear that their numerous acts of resistance were simultaneously socio-political, religious, and deeply personal.

Keywords: Cheshire; George Fox; Lincolnshire; Nottingham; petitions; Quakerism; steeplehouse



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Women, Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation