Introduction: Sabrina versus the state -- 1. "Born of the mother's seed": liberalism, feminism, and religious separatism -- 2. A hammer in her hand: Katherine Chidley and Anna Trapnel separate church from state -- 3. Cure for a diseased head: divorce and contract in the prophecies of Elizabeth Poole -- 4. The unquenchable smoking flax: Sarah Wight, Anne Wentworth, and the "rise" of the sovereign individual -- 5. Improving God's estate: pastoral servitude and the free market in the writings of Mary Cary.
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