Charlotte Yonge was the only daughter and eldest child of William Crawley Yonge, a magistrate, and Frances Mary Bargus. Her parents were both from clerical families and very involved in the educational mission of the church. At the age of seven Charlotte Yonge became a teacher in the Sunday school her mother started in a school built by her father. She continued to teach Sunday School for the next seventy-one years. John Keble, a leader in the Oxford movement in the Anglican Church,22 was her parish priest, and later
22 The Oxford movement began as a renewal movement in the Anglican Church in 1833.
John Henry Newman, one of its founders, wrote a series of "Tracts for the Times," which gave
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Publication information: Book title: Let Her Speak for Herself: Nineteenth-Century Women Writing on the Women of Genesis. Contributors: Marion Ann Taylor - Editor, Heather E. Weir - Editor. Publisher: Baylor University Press. Place of publication: Waco, TX. Publication year: 2006. Page number: 411.
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