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Good News from New England - Journal of sailing to 1624 Plymouth

Good News from New England - Journal of events at Plymouth Colony between 1622 & 1623 . Chapter 8, Thinking about Sailing to New England? Written by Mayflower passenger Edward Winslow,  & published in London in 1624.  ...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Dec 2017

New England's 1656 Witch Trial

History of Witches and Wizards, 1720Trials for witchcraft in New England did not begin in 1692.  In The Salem Witch Trials: a Reference Guide by K. David Goss, he recounts the trial of Anne Hibbins who was hanged in 1656. Anne Hibbins (1656) was...
From: 17th-century American Women on 30 Oct 2017

1623 Governor Wm Bradford woos his love Alice Carpenter Southworth to join him in Plymouth Colony

The widow Alice Carpenter Southworth (c 1590-3-1679) was the daughter of Alexander Carpenter, a Pilgrim who chose to stay in Holland; and she was the widow of Edward Southworth, a silk worker & religious Separatist who left England to settle in Holland,...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Aug 2017

Elizabeth St John – Puritan pioneer

Have you caught up with Jamestown and how accurate is the portrayal of life in the 17th century pioneering settlement? The eight part series now showing on Sky One tells the story about the “maids to make wives” scheme operated by the Virginia...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 12 May 2017

A Suspect Source in the Christmas Wars

One positive impact of the recent presidential election has been enhanced awareness of “fake” news and an emerging scrutiny of sources in general. Educators have been aware of the challenges in the information realm for a while, but it seems...
From: streets of salem on 20 Dec 2016

A Resource I Want: The Bible in Early America

This month in class I’m teaching the Puritans, which means that an idea I’ve had for several years has returned, and I’ve been mulling it for a few days. As most of our readers already know, the Bible was easily the most widely owned...
From: The Junto on 3 Oct 2016

Guest Post: How We Love to Hate Puritan New England

Guest poster Mark Mulligan is a graduate student in history at the College of William and Mary. His research interests include American religious history, the history of the British Atlantic, and colonial New England history. This post also contains...
From: The Junto on 22 Feb 2016

Banned in Boston: Christmas

Movies and books have been "Banned in Boston"--but Christmas? Matt Swaim and I will discuss the official ban of Christmas in Boston and Massachusetts for more than 20 years on the Son Rise Morning Show this morning after the 7:45 a.m. Eastern break (6:45...

Guest Post: The Winthrops and their Books: A Transatlantic Tale

Guest posters Richard Calis and Madeline McMahon introduce the importance of books to the Winthrop family, which they are exploring further as part of a collaborative research project (@WinthropProject) at Princeton University.
From: The Junto on 20 Nov 2015

Review: “Salem” Television Series

I’ve been putting off watching this series for a while because I’m always hesitant these days to watch anything set in the 17th-century. I set aside my preconceived ideas and had an open mind when I watched the first episode, but from the...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 2 Mar 2015

The modern Puritan

A cat is hanging from a tree outside St Luke’s Hospital for Lunatics in Old Street, London, condemned by a man dressed as a Quaker, with a tartan cloak. The on-lookers call him a ‘Merry Andrew’ (i.e. a person who amuses others by ridiculous...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 6 Feb 2015

C17 HF Spotlight: “Letters to Kezia” by Peni Jo Renner

I’ve known Peni Jo Renner for several years now (as the 17th-century was such a niche market for a while); so it is with pleasure that I welcome her to The Seventeenth Century Lady to discuss her latest 17th-century historical fiction book, Letters...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 22 Jan 2015

No Christmas For You! The Holiday Under Cromwell

Hello and welcome to a special Christmas Blog Hop post, and I would like to thank Helen Hollick for including me! My contribution is, of course, about the 17th-century. Anyone who loves Early Music and Early Modern history, as I do, can probably talk...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 20 Dec 2014

Puritans Ban Christmas; Royalists Rebel Against Rebels

In this Christmas 2011 issue of the BBC History Magazine, Mark Stoyle, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, describes how and why the Puritans banned Christmas once they had control of Parliament and how Royalists and...

Fleeing to America - Quakers

Early Quaker Meeting where men & women + dogs & cats are not separated.The Quakers (or Religious Society of Friends) formed in England in 1652 around a charismatic leader, George Fox (1624-1691). George Fox (1624-1691) wrote a letter...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Aug 2013

Wenlock Christison defends doomed Quakers in 1659 Puritan Massachusetts

Wenlock Christison Defending Quaker Witches in 1659 Puritan MassachusettsArticle from The Salisbury Times (now The Delmarva Times), Salisbury, Maryland by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr."In the middle of the 17C, religious freedom was not a major characteristic...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

Quakers in America 17C-18C

Hugh Barbour and J. William Frost, The Quakers (1988). History.com  The Society of Friends, or Quakers, began at the tail end of Europe’s Protestant Reformation in the 17th century. The missionary efforts of the earliest Friends took them to North...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

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