Ep 7: Sarah Trimmer

In our seventh episode, Ashley and Mandy introduce you to Sarah Trimmer: mother to twelve, children's book author, and abolitionist. We also consider the possibility that the actor Ryan Reynolds is really an evangelical Quaker from the eighteenth century.

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Ep 6: Context Chat with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior

Ashley chats with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior (Liberty University) about women writers in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Great Britain. While the conversation focuses on Hannah More and Jane Austen, this "Context Chat" highlights the ways that British women writers contributed to abolitionism and used their writing skills to influence societal change.

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Ep 5: Lady Margaret Middleton

In our fifth episode, we discuss what it would be like to grow up as the daughter of a prison warden, how the beginning of British abolitionism was “the work of a woman,” and we ask the Internet experts a highly important question: is Kate Middleton related to Lady Middleton?

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