Margaret Fell (1614- 1702) of Swarthmoor Hall in Furness, Cumbria came young in her married life to another ‘marriage’ – with early Quakerism, as expounded by the charismatic George Fox. Whilst her own husband Thomas Fell supported her almost from the outset, she struggled to persuade the authorities – and, most dismayingly, her own son – of the goodness of her new faith. She was imprisoned several times for long spells and she made endless petitions – to whichever new king would hear her – for the release of Quaker friends from prisons and for the freedom to worship in their own homes.
A Pearl in the Sands by Anna Carlisle
Cast: Robert Garrett, Alexandra Mathie