Category Archives: Saints & Religious leaders

Margaret Roper, Daughter of Sir Thomas More

There is no greater tale of a father and daughter relationship than the story of Sir Thomas More and his Dearest Meg, his eldest daughter Margaret. Thomas More was living in his home called The Barge at Bucklersbury, off the … Continue reading

Posted in Female "Firsts", Saints & Religious leaders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Susanna Wesley – Mother of Methodism

Yesterday, June 28, was the birthday of John Wesley, who was born in 1703 and is considered the father of modern Methodism. He and his brother Charles began the “Holy Club” while attending Oxford, where they emphasized purposely and methodically … Continue reading

Posted in Saints & Religious leaders | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England

We would like to turn our attention to the daughter of Saint Margaret and King Malcolm of Scotland. Edith was born in 1080 at Dunfermline. Yes, her parents named her Edith, possibly in honor of Edith of Wessex, Queen of … Continue reading

Posted in Female "Firsts", Medieval History, Queens and Rulers, Saints & Religious leaders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Saint Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Quaint legends to our hearts endear Our sainted Scottish Queen: Alone, unseen, oft strayed she here In thoughtful mood, serene; Thus oft from yonder ancient towers She sought from pomp to dwell, And pondered o’er life’s fleeting hours Beside her … Continue reading

Posted in Medieval History, Queens and Rulers, Saints & Religious leaders | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Carrie Nation – Saintly or Insane?

“When I first started out in this crusade, I was called crazy and a ‘freak’ by my enemies, but now they say: ’No, Carry Nation, you are not crazy, but you are sharp. You started out to accomplish something and … Continue reading

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Posted in Activists, Saints & Religious leaders | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments