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"He is our cousin, Cousin"

Antony Barlow

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Antony Barlow comes from a very old Quaker family, dating back to the earliest days of Quakerism in the 17th Century, when members were still being persecuted for their beliefs. On the death of his mother, Joan Barlow in 2007 at the age of 93, he became the custodian of the invaluable collection of family archives, including fading ancient letters, crumbling historical documents, dageurreotypes and perhaps most importantly, their old family Bible dating from 1616. This wonderful old book has an amazing history all of its own, as in the days of persecution, its first owner, James Lancaster, fleeing from the law, dropped it while crossing Morecambe Bay, and the stains are still visible even today. This is one of many stories vividly recounted in this intriguing story. The book also tells how a group of Dissenters in the 1650’s, followers of George Fox, broke away from what he saw as the corruption of the established church, and set out on their own, seeking what he called ‘the light of God in everyone’ without dogma or creed. Many were imprisoned for their beliefs, but who over the centuries have come to be respected for their honest dealings and courage in the face of oppression with famous names such as the prison reformer, Elizabeth Fry, abolitionist Samuel Bowly, philanthropist George Cadbury, educational reformer Joseph Rowntree, pacifist John Henry Barlow, diplomat and Peace prize laureate Philip Noel Baker all featuring largely in this story. Antony tells it all, both good times and bad, including his descent from the Plantagenet Kings or how an eccentric cousin gave away all his huge fortune to Queen Victoria. There are tragic tales of infant mortality and the heart-breaking and painful early death from meningitis of his great Grandfather, Professor John Barlow, possibly one of the most gifted scientists of his generation. He describes his father’s time in the ambulance Unit, embedded with the 8th army in Egypt and Syria in the Second World War and of his near death from epidemic encephalitis whilst in Et

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sam Dastor

Length:

8h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

45:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

46:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:05:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:21:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:16