John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004 - 205 pages
This carefully researched and insightful account by Sibert medalist Marc Aronson focuses on the intertwined lives of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Puritan Commonwealth in England. Set against a broad canvas of the turmoil that engulfed Britain in the 17th century, the book examines the clashes of the monarchy and the church with Parliament, which led these two powerful men to take opposite courses. Here is a panoramic view of the period, from elaborate masques to the trial of a heretic, from wars fought against Indians to dramatic battles led by cavalry, from the toppling of a king to the search for the ideal society.
Packed with literary allusions, vivid descriptions of significant events, and a cast of memorable figures, this sweeping account picks up where the highly acclaimed Sir Walter Ralegh leaves off, providing another riveting look at British and early American history. Cast of characters, maps, endnotes and bibliography, Internet resources, timeline, index.
 

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Contents

THE BRITISH HEAVEN
9
The Wealthiest Commoner in All England
12
No Bishop No King
15
The Puzzle of the Three Kingdoms
19
JOHN WINTHROP
23
Gods Timetable
28
A LAND OF PROMISE
35
A Great Marvel
41
Cavalier and Roundhead
102
Come My Boys My Brave Boys
105
MARSTON MOOR
111
Ironsides
116
THE NEW MODEL
122
Naseby
125
Murder by Prayer
131
HEAVEN OR HELL?
135

Freemen and Faithful
48
CONSCIENCE
50
The Purest
54
Boast Not Proud English
57
Liberty of Conscience
60
SPIRIT
63
Trial
67
Of Monstrous Births
72
WAR
75
Severe Justice
78
MEN ON HORSEBACK
81
NO SMALL EVILS
83
I Cannot Defend a Bad nor Yield a Good Cause
88
A REBELLION AGAINST US AND THE LAW
95
AGREEMENT OF THE PEOPLE
137
The Poorest He
143
And She?
148
THE INNER LIGHT
151
Diggers Ranters Baptists Quakers and the Army of Saints
155
Effusions of Blood
159
Legacies
163
BRITISH HELL AMERICAN PROMISE
167
The Glory
169
ENDNOTES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
173
TIMELINE
192
INDEX
198
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About the author (2004)

Marc Aronson is the award-winning author of a wide variety of nonfiction works for younger readers, including Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado, which received the first Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award. He edits and publishes young adult fiction in a special arrangement with Candlewick and lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey. For more information visit www.marcaronson.com.

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