George Fox (July 1624 – January 1691) was an English Nonconformist and a major early figure often considered the founder of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as the Quakers. Living in a time of great social upheaval, he rebelled against the emerging religious and political establishment by proposing a radical and uncompromising approach to the Christian faith. His journal is a text popular even among non-Quakers for its vivid account of his personal journey.

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