Even with the help of New England’s Puritan elite, including Reverend John Davenport, they struggled to stay a step ahead of searches for their arrest in Boston, New Haven (where they hid out in Judges Cave) and the outpost of Hadley, Massachusetts. Forced to live as fugitives, these former major generals survived frontier adventures in seventeenth-century New England.
Author Christopher Pagliuco reveals the all-but-forgotten stories of these Connecticut heroes.
The Puritans were highly religious people who dissented from the Church of England and sought freedom of worship in the New World. Boston was founded by Puritans soon after their arrival at Massachusetts Bay and is the largest city in New England. Connecticut is a New England state first settled in the 1600's, bounded on the north by Massachusetts and on the south by Long Island Sound.