George Gorman had enormous influence during the forty years he worked for Quakers, acting as a comfortable catalyst between the small Quaker world and the fast-changing world of the 20th centry Britain. He transformed the public perception of Quaker
One happy day, in the midst of writing to her fiancee, her hand stopped writing unbidden; then it continued by itself, etching the words which would change her life forever: '...but there's no point now, as I am going to be a nun.
In the summer of 1813, as war with Britain intensified, President James Madison secretly dispatched an envoy to the Regency government of Spain with the urgent goal of thwarting a feared British bid to use Spanish Florida.
The Friends Ambulance Unit 'China Convoy' 1945-1951. China in the late 1940s was an ancient society still in the grips of feudalism, desperately poor and in need of modernisation. Jack Jones wrote a contemporary account of day to day life there.