Who Are the Quakers?

The Quakers were a religious group founded in England in the seventeenth-century by George Fox, a preacher, as a reaction to feuding Protestant sects within England during the 17th-century. The sect quickly grew even under discrimination by a harsh religious government. Since then the Quakers have protested against social norms by adopting principles of peace, simplicity, and quiet. Their devotion to these tenets, however, has often put them in conflict with other major religious institutions resulting in their followers being frequently jailed or fined. But how did this group begin? What did they really believe?
Read about more about how the Quakers were founded here,  their beliefs here, and their history here.