A podcast devoted to uncovering the lives of Nonconformist (Dissenting) female religious figures in history. This term refers to Protestant Christians who were not part of the Church of England from the 16th century onward.
I am particularly interested in uncovering the lives of little-known women from the 17th century onward; though some well-known women will, undoubtedly, be found in the episodes below.
In this podcast episode, I discuss the life of Jane Attwater - a lay Baptist woman whose archive of diaries provides insight into the life and experience of a Baptist woman. Her diaries are characterised by constant introspection; she oscillated frequently between spiritual encouragement (through hearing sermons) and un-assurance of her 'salvation' due to her poor spiritual condition. Concern was especially heavy regarding people: she feared placing her mother, daughter, and husband as idols in her life.
Anna Braithwaite was an evangelical female Quaker minister - she became acknowledged as a minister in 1814. She travelled the UK and the USA carrying out her ministerial endeavours...and this podcast covers two unique stories in her life: the priority of her ministerial obligations, & her doctrinal disputes with Elias Hicks.