Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. By Karen Swallow Prior

Fierce Convictions
I enjoyed Karen Swallow Prior’s amazingly well-researched and nicely nuanced biography Fierce Convictions. It was fun to learn that Hannah More is considered to be the “first Victorian woman.” This book opens a wide window to the pre-Victorian world and takes us back stage to meet key players with whom More collaborated to abolish slavery, educate women and the poor, and in many other ways make Britain more conducive to human flourishing.

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One Response to "Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist. By Karen Swallow Prior"

  1. Teri Hyrkas says:

    Love how you captured the essence of KSP’s fine book about Hannah Moore. Tracey, and placed Ms.More historically on the cusp of the Victorian age, as she certainly was. “Human flourishing” was truly a central goal to Hannah More’s interests and efforts, and one with which she deserves to be identified. I hope that Dr Prior’s book “Fierce Convictions” makes Hannah More as well known in our own age as she was in pre-Victorian times.

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