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William Penn

Author Code: AWPX

Born: Oct. 14, 1644 - London, England

Died: Jul. 30, 1718 - Penn, Buckinghamshire, England

The son of Admiral Penn, William was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was converted to Quakerism. Imprisoned for his beliefs on a number of occasions, including a period in the Tower of London, much of his time was dedicated to writing. Among his works were The Sandy Foundation Shaken (1666), No Cross, No Crown (1669), Innocency With Her Open Eyes (1669), and a number of treatises. In 1681, he was awarded a territorial grant and sailed for America in 1682. On his arrival he negotiated a treaty with the American Indians, planned the city of Philadelphia and was governor of the colony which still bears his name, Pennsylvania, for two years.

Returning to England to aid Quakers being persecuted by the Crown, Penn was acquitted of treason on two occasions. In 1699, he returned to Pennsylvania where he granted a charter to Philadelphia and issued the Charter Of Privileges guaranteeing religious freedom in the colony. Penn was also instrumental in organising the colonies of New Jersey and Delaware. He returned to England in 1701, suffered a stroke in 1712 and died in 1718.

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
AWPX002 A Brief Account of the Rise & Progress of the People Called Quakers 1695 34 296k eBook Download PDF - 'A Brief Account of the Rise & Progress of the People Called Quakers' (AWPX002) Find a printed copy of A Brief Account of the Rise & Progress of the People Called Quakers by William Penn at AbeBooks
AWPX003 Sermon Preached at the Quaker's Meeting House in London 1694 7 185k Document Download PDF - 'Sermon Preached at the Quaker's Meeting House in London' (AWPX003)
AWPX001 Some Fruits of Solitude 1682 117 395k eBook Download PDF - 'Some Fruits of Solitude' (AWPX001) Find a printed copy of Some Fruits of Solitude by William Penn at AbeBooks

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