By: Meredith Moore
William Penn's Childhood
Becoming a Quaker
William Penn had a lot of encounters with Quakerism. Before going to Oxford University at 13 years old Penn met Thomas Loe. Who was an itinerant Quaker. This was his first encounter with Quakerism. In 1622 Penn was expelled for not attending chapel which was required for all students. Meanwhile, Quakerism had been outlawed in England. As Penn got older he became a devout Quaker and a advocate of Quaker doctrines and political liberalism. Penn went to jail a lot for his beliefs. Even though he did go to jail he countined to write books. Such as The Sandy Foundation Shaken (1668) and No Cross No Crown (1669). William Penn had a rough time becoming and being a Quaker.
treaties - An official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups.
founder - One that founds or establishes something.
itinerant - One who travels from place to place.
Quaker - A friend or one that quakes.
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