The Fathers of New England: A Chronicle of the Puritan Commonwealths

The Fathers of New England: A Chronicle of the Puritan Commonwealths

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The Fathers of New England: A Chronicle of the Puritan Commonwealths

The Fathers of New England: A Chronicle of the Puritan Commonwealths

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The Pilgriiims and Puritans, whose migration to the New World marks the beginning of permanent New England, were children of the same age as the enterprising and adventurous pioneers of England in Virginia, Bermuda, and the Caribbean. It was the age in which the foundations of the British Empire were being laid in the Western Continent. The "spacious times of great Elizabeth" had passed, but the new national spirit born of those times stirred within the English people. The Kingdom had enjoyed sixty years of domestic peace and prosperity, and Englishmen were eager to enter the lists for a share in the advantages which the New World offered to those who would venture therein. Both landowning and . . .

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