Colonial New England Curiosities: Remarkable Occurrences, by Robert A. Geake

By Robert A. Geake

the recent global used to be jam-packed with strange occurrences and unusual trials for the early colonists of recent England. Devastating plagues, violent conflicts with local american citizens and freak climate ravaged complete groups. whilst settlers observed an array of colours dancing throughout the evening sky, they notion the Northern lighting fixtures have been an indication that their finish used to be close to. Violators of public drunkenness have been compelled to put on huge, crimson embroidered "D's" round their necks for a 12 months less than the stern legislation of the colonies. in the course of the letters, diaries and journals of influential figures of the time, historian Robert A. Geake uncovers the eccentricities and wonders that surprised New England's pioneers.

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