Margaret Fell

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Margaret Fell, born in Kirkby Ireleth, England, is most well known as one of the "Valiant Sixty" founders of Quakerism, and for her famous tract "Women Speaking Justified," written while she was imprisoned, describing the theological reasons for women's ministry and religious leadership.

"We are thieves; we are all thieves;
We have taken the scripture in words,
but know nothing of them in ourselves."

Margaret Fell (1614 – 23 April 1702)