This blog concerns all aspects of the family of William Penn: the Quaker who became the proprietor of Pennsylvania, USA. In particular it is a historical counterblast to how the Quaker, William Penn is generally viewed.
As well as being of interest to the general reader I hope it will be a useful educational resource for pupils, students and teachers.
Along with exploring how the Penn family amassed its fortune and landholdings during the 16th to 19th Centuries I will be posting on other aspects of Pennsylvanian history: trans-Atlantic slavery, slave resistance, black history, the history of Native Americans in the Pennsylvanian region and, importantly, the links between Quakers in Pennsylvania and Bristol, UK,
Contributions to this body of work are always most welcome