A Heavenly Visitation

Larry Gragg recounts the reasons for the visit of the Quaker George Fox to Barbados in 1671, and the significance of his presence there.

When Thomas Foster manoeuvred his ketch, the Industry, into Carlisle Bay, Barbados on October 3rd, 1671, among his passengers was a singular figure. For two decades George Fox (1624-91) had been the moving force in the development of the Society of Friends throughout the British Isles, and now he was beginning to turn his attention to the emerging Quaker communities in the English colonies.

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