Records of religious dissenters published online

The records of the “Non Conformist Registers, ”British religious dissenters, has been posted online for the first time, including Blake, Defoe and Mill.

Online record of ‘religious dissenters’ published for first time

The records of religious dissenters, including William Blake, Daniel Defoe and JS Mill, have been published online for the first time.

From The Telegraph (UK)

The first tranche of the “Non Conformist Registers” has been put online detailing the hundreds of thousands of people who shook up the established order with alternative ideas over the past 225 years.

The database, which goes live on Wednesday, discloses those who refused to conform to the doctrine of the established Anglican Church including Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists, Baptists and Quakers.

The Quakers were the first religious group to denounce slavery while Methodists were great advocates of women’s rights.

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