Quakerism As A Significant Movement Sprung From The Discovery By George Fox, During His Travels In The North West Of England In The Period About Whitsun , Of Groups Of Seekers Whose Spiritual Pilgrimage Had Followed Paths Akin To His Own This Book First Traces His Spiritual Search, She Then Recounts His Meetings With The Westmorland Seekers And His Visit To Swarthmoor Hall, Near Ulverston, Where His Converts Included Judge Fell And Many Members Of His Household The Hall Was To Become A Centre For The New Movement The Book Progresses To Describe The Journeys Of The First Quaker Missionaries Or Valiant Sixty Who Carried The Message Within Britain, To Europe And America, Often In Face Of Bitter Persecution Her Book Enables The Reader To See Early Quaker History Through The Eyes Of Some Of The Principal Actors
Born in Manchester in 1902, Elfrida Vipont Brown was the daughter of devout Quakers, and was educated at Manchester High School, before studying history at Manchester University, and singing in Paris, London and Leipzig She worked for a time as a professional singer experience she would use in her books , married research technologist R.P Foulds in 1929, and had four daughters Vipont published her first book, Quakerism 1930 , under her married name, E.V Foulds, although she went on to use Elfrida Vipont for her subsequent work She was heavily involved in the field of Quaker education, serving as a Governor of Ackworth School a Quaker institution founded in 1779, and to which many of her family were sent as well as Headmistress of the Quaker Evacuation School at Yealand Manor, set up during World War II Vipont wrotethan thirty books, including Weaver of Dreams, The Lark in the Morn, and The Elephant and the Bad Baby, finding success in all genres She died in 1992.
- 160 pages
- George Fox and the Valiant Sixty
- Elfrida Vipont
- 06 January 2018 Elfrida Vipont