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The Religious Society of Friends During (or Quaker movement) was founded in 17th century England, as one of a number of "dissenting" or "non-conformist" Christian groups emerging after the English Civil War (1642–1651). George Fox (1624-1691), dissatisfied with the teachings of the Church of England, was one of the main founders of the Quaker movement, which believes that a direct experience of Christ is possible without the need for an ordained and hierarchical clergy. Fox became friends with the Fell family and used their home, Swarthmoore Hall, as a base for his missionary travels around the world. Quakerism gained a considerable following in England and Wales, and with immigrants in North America, Africa and elsewhere. The early Quaker movement faced persecution, for example embodied in the punitive Quaker Act of 1662 (England) and in 1660, Mary Dyer was hanged on Boston Common (America) for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. By 2012 there were an estimated 377 thousand Quakers around the world.[1]

Denominations Friends' Meeting House Swarthmoor Hall Friends' Meeting House Friends' Meeting House, Cotherstone Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh Friends' Meeting House, Coanwood Friends' Meeting House
Friends' Meeting House, Coanwood
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Friends' Meeting House, Coanwood
Friends' Meeting House
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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View Swarthmoor Friends' Meeting House, is located on Meeting House Lane in the Croftlands area of Ulverston, about half a mile east of the village of Swarthmoor. The ...
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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House is located off Stramongate in Kendal. It was built in 1816 on the site of an earlier Quakers meeting house.[1] The building ...
Swarthmoor Hall
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Swarthmoor Hall
- Overview About Swarthmoor Hall Map Street View Swarthmoor Hall is a large house, built in c.1568, located in Ulverston, about half a mile east of the village of Swarthmoor. The ...
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Quaker Burial Ground, Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.

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Quaker Tapestry Introduction.wmv

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Religious Society of Friends- Quaker Meeting House

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014158:Quaker Meeting House Jesmond Road Jesmond 1964

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West Hendon House 1867

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Quaker Burial Ground, Linthorpe Cemetery

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Quaker Burial Ground, Linthorpe Cemetery

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Portrait of George Fox (1624-1691)
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Margaret Fell (1614-1702)
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Quakers
- "Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements ...

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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View The Friends' Meeting House in Wooley Burnfoot, Allendale is oldest Quaker Meeting House in Northumberland still in regular use. A Meeting House was first built here in 1688, replaced ...
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Friends' Meeting House, Cotherstone
Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh
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Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh
- Overview About Brigflatts Map Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, located about half a mile south-west of Sedbergh in Cumbria, was built in 1675.[1] George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society ...
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