Richard Allen

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Cycnos | Volume 19 n°1

“Mocked, scoffed, persecuted, and made a gazeing stock”:The Resistance of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Post-Toleration South-East Wales c.1689–18361

“During the 1640s and 1650s, a redefining of religious worship occurred which was supported by the growth of publishing and itinerant preaching. Welsh converts to Quakerism in the 1650s, who came from a variety of social backgrounds,2 sought solace from the uncertainties of a world that had been turned upside down.3 The Friends rejected many of the accoutrements of the parish church by creating a faith based upon simplicity and plainness, and upon their own spiritual experiences.4 Their beliefs fundamentally challenged the ...”

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