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Book

The Rainborowes : one family's quest to build a new England / Adrian Tinniswood.

  • ISBN: 9780465023004
  • ISBN: 0465023002
  • Description: xiii, 366 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Basic Books, a Member of the Perseus Books Group,

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Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 929.2/Tinniswood (Text to phone) Available -
Peabody Main Adult New Nonfiction NEW DA 419 .A1 T56 2013 (Text to phone) Checked out 05/08/2014

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-347) and index.
Contents Note: Begin Thy doom. Between worlds and worlds ; That proud city ; Whom shall we send? ; Such an enemy we have ; From Afric shore ; In freedom equal ; Safe toward Canaan ; Better Thou belong ; Dispersed in foreign lands -- Translated saints. Hard liberty ; They on the trading flood ; The brandished sword of God ; War then, war ; And get themselves a name ; This avenging sword ; By battery, scale, and mine -- The end of what we are. The wasteful deep ; My sect Thou seest ; Of rebel angels ; War in Heaven and battle proud ; The great consult began ; Disobedience ; In mutiny ; The rebel king ; The dire event ; Loud lament and furious rage ; My other self ; Their solitary way ; A land and times obscure.
Summary: The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history, witnessing the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters and soldiers, entrepreneurs and idealists, they bridged two worlds as they struggled to forge a better future for themselves and their kin.
Subject: Rainborowe family.
Great Britain > History > Civil War, 1642-1649.
Massachusetts > History > New Plymouth, 1620-1691.
Merchants > Great Britain > Biography.
Great Britain > Biography.
Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony) > Biography.