Women of courage

Author Susanna Hoe asks why two seventeenth-century Quaker women were imprisoned in Malta

A view of Malta. | Photo: Helen M Bushe / flickr CC.

On the door of one of the prison cells in the former Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, Malta, there is an unexpected notice. The first lines read:

Sarah Cheevers, 50 years of age
British Quaker from Wiltshire, wife of Henry
Katherine Evans, 40 years of age
British Quaker from Somerset, wife of Jacob

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