She was twenty-five years younger when she married an icon of the Quaker faith. Hannah Penn tells the story of her own and William’s childhood. She recounts her life as ‘the second wife’; tells of uncooperative and stubborn step children and of the Penn’s mounting debt. When William died, Hannah became the Proprietor of Pennsylvania, and needed all her business skills to govern the province and pay down its debt. She succeeded: she governed her Province for eight years from England, and at her death the Penns and Pennsylvania were completely debt free. This is a living history presentation and can be adapted to the age or interest of the audience.
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