George Fox

George Fox was born in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire, in 1624. Apprenticed to a Nottingham shoemaker, Fox developed strong opinions about religion. Fox rebelled against the state control of the Church of England and in 1643 began touring the country giving sermons in which he argued that consecrated buildings and ordained ministers were irrelevant to the individual seeking God. George Fox was arrested many times for his religious views. On one occasion the judge told Fox “to quake in the presence of the Lord” and afterwards members of his movement became known as Quakers.

The Journal of George Fox

1. Boyhood – A Seeker
2. The First Years of Ministry
3. The Challenge and the First Taste of Prison
4. A Year in Derby Prison
5. One Man May Shake the Country for Ten Miles
6. A New Era Begins
7. In Prison Again
8. A Visit to Oliver Cromwell
9. A Visit to the Southern Counties Which Ends in Launceston Jail
10. Planting the Seed in Wales
11. In the Home of the Covenanters
12. Great Events in London
13. In the First Year of King Charles
14. Labos, Dangers and Sufferings
15. In Prison for not Swearing
16. A Year in Scarborough Castle
17. At the Work of Organizing
18. Two Years in America
19. The Last Imprisonment
20. The Seed Reigns over Death