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Updated: 10/14/2019
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history bennett

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  • I have to wear this wig so people can't see my bald head!
  • As a child, Penn was very sick, which caused him to loose his hair
  • Here I am at Chigwell School in Essex.
  • After a failed mission to the Caribbean, Admiral Penn and his family were exiled to his lands in Ireland.
  • During this time, Penn was only fifteen when he met Thomas Loe, a Quaker missionary.
  • In 1660, Penn arrived at Oxford and enrolled as a gentleman scholar.
  • Hi! I am very interested in Quakerism!
  • A re-meeting with Thomas Loe confirmed Penn's rising attraction to Quakerism
  • Hello again, William!
  • Let us create a variety of different sects besides Quakers!
  • Penn became a close friend of George Fox, the founder of the Quakers.
  • After the founding of Pennslyvania in his later years, he returned to England, where he dealt with many problems regarding family and wealth. He died penniless in 1718 at his home in Ruscombe.
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