One of the big roles of the Colonial Tavern, and hence the Colonial Brewer, is to share news and advertisements. While this lecture is not my chosen period in history to recreate but this looks fascinating. Hope to see you there.
Seventh Annual Jim Wybar Memorial Lecture
The World of William Penn
7:00 PM, Saturday, April 4th, 2020
Pleasantville United Church of Christ, 3424 Limekiln Pike, Chalfont PA
We have all learned in school that William Penn received land in North America in recompense for a debt the king owed his father We also know that Penn was a Quaker
and he wanted this new land to be a safe haven for his fellow Quakers. But let’s dig deeper. What political, religious. and economic undercurrents were in place and
how did they align against him, and sometimes. in his favor?
Set against the end of the Cromwell’s English Commonwealth and the Restoration of the Stuart king Charles II in 1660, we will explore how Penn navigated these historical forces in his “Holy Experiment” called Pennsylvania. We will examine the influence of the five Stuart monarchs he had to satisfy: Charles II. lames It,William Ill & Mary II: and Anne. Some tolerated him. some hated him. and some favored him. The success
of Pennsylvania as a young colony depended on his ability to function at a Royal Court where he, as a Quaker, was not overly welcome.