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The Maypole That Infuriated the Puritans

Had it not been for his May Day party with a giant Maypole, Thomas Morton might have established a New England colony more tolerant, easygoing and fun than his dour Puritan neighbors created at Plymouth Plantation. Morton was a well-educated, ...

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A Worried William Bradford Writes To John Winthrop

On April 11, 1638, William Bradford, governor of Plymouth Colony, wrote a letter to Massachusetts Bay Colony Gov.  John Winthrop in Boston. Bradford had heard about Anne Hutchinson ('Huchingson'), who challenged the authority of the Puritan ministers. He was afraid she ...

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