The Winthrop Woman Summary
Anya Seton

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The Winthrop Woman Summary

The Winthrop Woman is Anya Seton's story of Elizabeth, or "Bess" Fones, who is a niece of the venerable John Winthrop. Winthrop became the first governor of the New Plymouth colony in America., and dominated his people with harsh puritanical religion and punishment. His task was huge and daunting, and he became quite cruel and radical. His relationship with his niece, Bess, was tenuous. He whipped Bess in front of the entire family...

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