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Characters Elizabeth Gaskell
It details the way cultural difference proves fatal when an orphaned young Englishwoman is transplanted to the home of unsympathetic Puritan relatives in New England. She ends up being burned alongside a native woman during...
Characters Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set among the Puritans under Oliver Cromwell , and many of the characters bear names that convey the earnest desire of their parents that they should grow up to be rigidly virtuous.
Characters Sybille Bedford
In the earliest generation a puritan New England woman marries an Italian prince who turns out to be a philanderer. Their daughter is restless and unsettled, with an active sex-life which her mother cannot bring...
Characters Sybille Bedford
The protagonist, whose mother was a female rake and whose grandmother was a Yankee puritan , has become a successful writer and reached the age of fifty, but she is still troubled with guilt over...
Characters Aphra Behn
This hilarious comedy is set in Rome, with a conspicuously stupid, lustful, and venial puritan clergyman guyed as Tickletext, in transparent allusion to Titus Oates and the Popish Plot. The three heroines all...
Characters Cassandra Cooke
The novel opens [t]owards the end of Oliver Cromwell 's usurpation,
Cooke, Cassandra. Battleridge. C. Cawthorn, 1799.
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among the Vesey family of Battleridge Castle (in the north of England, near one of the castles owned by Lady Anne Clifford
Cultural formation Hannah Allen
While living with her mother she suffered a period of religious questioning which deepened into spiritual despair. She recovered by reading the works of PuritanRobert Bolton , where she found a passage that directly...
Cultural formation John Dryden
JD 's family belonged to the gentry class. They were AnglicanPuritans in religion and supporters of the parliament side in the English Civil War.
Cultural formation Elizabeth Warren
EW was apparently a conservative, Puritan Englishwoman of the gentry or professional class. She belonged to the Church ofEngland ; she attacks both sectaries and Catholics. In politics she was a monarchist.
Cultural formation Anne Bacon
Her upper-class family were Protestants at a time when this was a bold thing to be, both in religious and intellectual terms. She became, like her parents, a fervent Puritan .
Cultural formation Fanny Fern
FF was presumably white, and descended from Puritan colonists who first settled in Boston,Massachusetts, in 1630. Her father, Nathaniel Willis , was deeply, and strictly, religious. Sara, however, always resisted his form of Calvinism...
Cultural formation John Milton
JM was an Englishman who admired Italy and a strong Protestant (often described as a Puritan ) who held various heretical views in theology.
Cultural formation Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
She grew up as a merely nominal Anglican without any inward and spiritual faith.
Mendelson, Sara Heller. The Mental World of Stuart Women: Three Studies. Harvester Press, 1987.
She later acquired intense Puritan piety. The memoirist Elizabeth Walker credited Mary Rich's conversion to her husband, the Rev. Anthony Walker .
Walker, Anthony, and Elizabeth Walker. The Vertuous Wife: or, the Holy Life of Mrs. Elizabth Walker. J. Robinson, A. and J. Churchill, J. Taylor, and J. Wyat, 1694.
Cultural formation Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick
Living as a wife in her father-in-law's house at Leighs inEssex, Mary Rich was affected by its Puritan ethos. By 1646 she was seeking a new and better life.
Mendelson, Sara Heller. The Mental World of Stuart Women: Three Studies. Harvester Press, 1987.
Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
Hers was the first name that Bunyan entered as joining this Puritan congregation, not long after his release from prison under the terms of Charles II 's Declaration of Indulgence (promulgated on 15 March 1672)...


1 November 1614
Ben Jonson 's comedyBartholomew Fair was performed before James I , to whom it was dedicated, by the Lady Elizabeth's Servants .
19 December 1644
Parliament passed an ordinance insisting that when, in the coming week, Christmas clashed with a monthly fast day, the fast should displace the feast.