Fell, Margaret, 1614-1702

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Margaret Askew Fell Fox was an early Quaker, and infused the movement with her feminist ideals. She had joined the Quakers in 1652, and later, a widowed mother of nine, married Quaker founder George Fox. Her belief that men and women were equal in the eyes of God became a key tenet in Quakerism, where women were accepted as equals in church preaching and ministry. She is thus a keystone in both the Quaker movement and early feminism.

From the description of Margaret Askew Fell Fox manuscript of talk, 1697 July 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53313349

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Birth 1614

Death 1702-04-23




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