Anna Sewell

Anna  Sewell

Anna Sewell was a lovely and kind woman whose passion for horses and wish to see them treated better led to the most famous animal story of the nineteenth century. She was raised in a strict Quaker family in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where she learned the value of self-reliance, moral responsibility, and 'sensitive care for the Creations of God.' She was up with a tremendous passion for animals and abhorred any kind of brutality towards them. She seemed to have a natural affinity with horses, and her mastery of riding in 'Black Beauty' was the result of a lifetime of practice. Anna received her education at home from her mother, who, in addition to instilling in her a sense of responsibility and faith, also surrounded her with music, painting, and poetry--she was an outstanding ballad writer herself--and Anna quickly established herself as a good pianist and artist.

Anna, who already had a severe bone illness, had a fall when she was fourteen, which rendered her an invalid for Read More chevron_right