William Penn

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William Penn

William Penn was born October 14, 1644 in London too Admiral Penn and Margret Penn. William was an adventurous little boy catching and finding anything he could. He was an extremely fast runner and could run three miles nonstop. When William was very young he got smallpox and it left him bald; he always had to wear a wig. When William was four years old a group of rebels rose up against the King or Roundheads, as they were called, over threw King Charles and beheaded him. They went on beheading anyone loyal to the King. William’s father was one of the main leaders and was the captain over the rebel’s ships and he over threw the King’s navy. When the rebellion was over William’s father, now Sir William Penn, decided to move into the countryside. William grew up in the country horseback riding, hunting, and doing anything he wanted to. The Penn’s did not really have a religion and Sir William Penn liked it that way. One day William’s father heard about the peasants that worked the Penn’s land were having revivals. Penn’s father decided to invite the man who was heading these meetings to their home to preach and for anyone else that wanted to hear him. The man’s name was Thomas Loe; he was a Quaker and Quakers were looked down upon through all of Europe. It was very dangerous for the Penn’s to have a Quaker preacher in their house. But as Thomas preached something happened inside of William he felt different he felt joy unspeakable. At that same minute he looked at his father and even he had a tear in his eye. Everyone in the room sniffled from time to time. William would never forget that day for it had changed his life forever. When William was old enough to go to college William decided to go to Paris to get a higher up education. William’s mother wanted him to go to Paris because it was the most romantic language and the best place to learn how to be a gentlemen. And to the women a fine bachelor with those characteristics was...
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