Skip to main content Skip to navigation


Secondary Literature


Allen, Richard, ‘Taking up her Daily Cross’: Women and the Early Quaker Movement in Wales, 1653-1689’, in Roberts, Michael and Clarke, Simone (eds), Women and Gender in Early Modern Wales, (Cardiff, 2000), pp. 104-128.

Apetrei, Sarah, Women, Feminism and Religion in Early Enlightenment England, (Cambridge, 2010).

Barbour, Hugh and Frost, J. William, The Quakers, (London, 1988).

Brailsford, Mabel R., Quaker Women, 1650-1690, (London, 1915).

Braithwaite, William C., The Beginnings of Quakerism, Second Edition (York, 1981).

Braithwaite, William C., The Second Period of Quakerism, (Cambridge, 1961).

Davies, Adrian, The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725, (Oxford, 2000).

Dixon, Simon, Quaker Communities in London, 1667-c.1714, Royal Holloway PhD thesis (2005).

Gill, Catie, Women in the Seventeenth-Century Quaker Community: A Literary Study of Political Identities, 1650-1700, (Aldershot, 2005).

Edwards, Irene L., ‘The Women Friends of London: The Two-Weeks and Box Meetings’, Journal of the Friends Historical Society, 47:1 (1955), 3-21.

Herbert, Amanda E., ‘Companions in Preaching and Suffering: Itinerant Female Quakers in the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World’, Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 9, Number 1, (Winter 2011), 73-113.

Hobby, Elaine, ‘Come to Live a Preaching Life’: Female Community in Seventeenth-Century Radical Sects’, in D’Monte, Rebecca and Pohl, Nicole (ed.), Female Communities, 1600-1800: Literary Visions and Cultural Realities, (London, 2000), pp. 77-91.

Kesselring, Krista J., ‘Gender, the Hat, and Quaker Universalism in the Wake of the English Revolution’, The Seventeenth Century, Volume 26, Number 2, October 2011, pp. 299-322(24).

Knights, Mark, The Devil in Disguise: Deception, Delusion, and Fanaticism in the Early English Enlightenment, (Oxford, 2011).

Kunze, Bonnelyn Young, ‘“vesells fit for the masters us[e]”: A Transatlantic Community of Religious Women, The Quakers 1675-1753’, in Kunze, Bonnelyn Young and Brautigam, Dwight D. (eds.), Court, Country and Culture: Essays on Early Modern British History in Honor of Perez Zagorin, (New York, 1992), pp. 177-197.

Larson, Rebecca, Daughters of Light: Women Quaker Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775, (London, 1999).

Levy, Barry, Quakers and the American Family, (Oxford, 1988).

Lloyd, Arnold, Quaker Social History: 1669-1738, (London, 1950).

Mack, Phyllis, Visionary Women: Ecstatic Prophecy in Seventeenth-Century England, (London, 1994).

Mortimer, Jean E., ‘Quaker Women in the Eighteenth Century: Opportunities and Constraints’, Journal of the Friends Historical Society, 57, 3, (1996), 228-259.

Ng, Su Fang, ‘Marriage Discipline: The Place of Women in Early Quaker Controversies’, Seventeenth Century, 18:1 (2003), 113-40.

Niblett, Matthew, ‘The Death of Puritanism? Protestant Dissent and the Problem of Luxury in Eighteenth-Century England’, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, Vol. 6 (2008), pp. 251-259.

Pestana, Carla Gardina, Quakers and Baptists in colonial Massachusetts, (Cambridge, 1991).

Stanley Holton, Sandra, ‘Kinship and Friendship: Quaker women’s networks and the women’s movement’, Women’s Historical Review, Volume 14, Numbers 3&4, (2005), 365-384.

Tomes, Nancy, ‘The Quaker Connection: Visiting patters among women in the Philadelphia Society of Friends, 1750-1800’, in Zuckerman, Michael (ed.), Friends and Neighbors: Group Life in America’s First Plural Society, (Philadelphia, 1982), 174-95.

Trevett, Christine, Women and Quakerism in the 17th Century, (York, 1991)

Vann, Richard T., The Social Development of English Quakerism: 1655-1755, (Massachusetts, 1969).

Wulf, Karin, Not all Wives: Women of Colonial Philadelphia, (London, 2000).

Wright, Sheila, ‘“Truly Dear Hearts”: Family and Spirituality in Quaker Women’s Writings, 1680-1750’, in Brown, Sylvia, (ed.), Women, Gender and Radical Religion in Early Modern Europe, (Leiden, 2007), pp. 97-113.