A Case for Church Expulsion: the Attempted Suicide of Sam Maisey

Samuel Maisey was regular attender at a local Baptist Church in the early 19th century. He was working-class, like many other Baptist members of this era, and worked for a rich man living in the area. A tragic work mistake compelled Maisey to attempt to take his life, and when caught - he was expelled... Continue Reading →


Unhappy Marriage in the 18th Century 

In the mid-18th century, a tragic tale of arranged marriage was told - a couple whose marriage was arranged by economic agreement ended tumultuously in misery, adultery, and ultimately - death. Earl Squanderfield, a man with a respectable title, but no fortune – as indicated by his name- tries to remedy this financially dour situation for his... Continue Reading →

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