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Quakers


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Quakers are part of a religious movement with historically Christian origins. Originally known as the Society of Friends or the Religious Society of Friends, the group arose from the English Civil War during the seventeenth century, when some Protestant groups moved away from the Church of England. In 1647 George Fox declared that God's light is within every person, asserting that people could have a direct relationship with god without ceremonies and rituals. Quakers played a major role in the abolition movement against slavery and continue to campaign for social justice and reform. Quakers have also founded many significant manufacturing companies, including Cadbury and C. & J. Clark. Women have played a significant part in the movement since its foundation and Elizabeth Fry began her prison reform work at Newgate Prison in the nineteenth century. In 1947, the Quakers (represented by the Friends Service Council in London and the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their post-war relief work and in 1961 the helped to found Amnesty International.

John Howard

John Howard

1726?-1790
Prison reformer
Sitter in 7 portraits
John Eliot Howard

John Eliot Howard

1807-1883
Quinologist; son of Luke Howard
Sitter in 1 portrait
Luke Howard

Luke Howard

1772-1864
Meteorologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
James Hindle Hudson

James Hindle Hudson

1881-1962
Politician, quaker and pacifist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Anne Knight

Anne Knight

1786-1862
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
James Nayler

James Nayler

1618-1660
Quaker preacher and writer
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Robert Pearsall

Robert Pearsall

Father of Rachel Collins Pearsall
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jacob Post

Jacob Post

1774-1855
Quaker
Sitter in 4 portraits
Frederick Prideaux

Frederick Prideaux

1817-1891
Lawyer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Richardson

Thomas Richardson

1771-1853
Quaker and financier
Sitter associated with 5 portraits
Arnold Stephenson Rowntree

Arnold Stephenson Rowntree

1872-1951
Politician and director of Rowntree and Co
Sitter in 1 portrait
Edmund Sturge

Edmund Sturge

1808-1893
Quaker businessman and social reformer
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

John Whitehead

Quaker Minister
Artist associated with 1 portrait