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People/Characters: Anna Trapnel

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The English Civil War: Papists, Gentlewomen, Soldiers, and Witchfinders in the Birth of Modern Britain by Diane Purkiss
Unbridled Spirits: Women of the English Revolution, 1640-60 by Stevie Davies
Uppity Women of Shakespearean Times by Vicki Leon
Virtue of Necessity: English Women's Writing, 1649-88 by Elaine Hobby
The Weaker Vessel by Antonia Fraser

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Anna Trapnell or Trapnel was a famous female prophet in the 1650s in England, during the period of the English Civil War. She criticized the government of Oliver Cromwell and preached equality of the sexes. Naturally, she was considered mad.

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