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Winthrop, Elizabeth (Fones) 1610-

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 3 languages and 94 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction 
Classifications: PS3537.E787, FIC
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Publications about Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop
Most widely held works about Elizabeth (Fones) Winthrop
    The Winthrop woman by Anya Seton( Book )
    8 editions published between 1958 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
    In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. In those days of hardship, famine, and Indian attack, there was only one way, in the minds of the governors of the Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut colonies, to hold together the sanity and identity of the colonists. That was through a strong and bigoted, theocratic government. It is against this background of rigidity and conformity that Bess Winthrop dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his "unregenerate niece." Anya Seton's riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day
    The Winthrop woman a novel by Anya Seton( Sound Recording )
    1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
    Born in 1610 into a well connected Suffolk family, Bess was frequently in conflict with her Puritan uncle John, the head of the family, but when he sails as governor to a new colony in America in 1631, she has to join him, as by then she is widowed with a baby to support. Conflicts and hardships increase, but Bess fights her way through to freedom and security at last
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