The Puritans

  • William Bradford and the Nonconformists

    William Bradford and the Nonconformists
    How did William Bradford's belief in the Nonconformists affect his life?
    Bradford's beliefs in the Nonconformists caused his life to be under a constan threat by those who opposed his religion. He endured an "increasing pressure of persecution and fear ..." as well as his family's nonacceptance of him.
  • Mary Rowlandson's Captivity

    Mary Rowlandson's Captivity
    What conditions did Rowlandson endure during her captivity?
    Rowlandson was neglected during her captivity. She went so long without a proper meal that "...she became accustomed to her captors' meagre diet." Her acceptance of a scarce food supply shows the neglect of her well being.