Hannah More

Hannah More By Edward Scriven, after Frances Reynolds  © National Portrait Gallery, London

Hannah More
By Edward Scriven, after Frances Reynolds
© National Portrait Gallery, London

Hannah More (1745-1833) was a playwright and central figure in London social circles who after her conversion wrote innovative works on the importance of Christianity in establishing moral laws, encouraged education for women and established the first schools for poor children in Britain. Her Village Politics may have played a more important role in preventing the spread of revolution to Britain than any politician or military leader.

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