Essay Topic 1
Discuss the social, economic, political, religious and cultural atmospheres of London, England, in the late 1500s. Who was the reigning monarch in England when John Winthrop was born? What was England’s official religion? What was the relationship between the church and state in England? How did this history influence John Winthrop?
Essay Topic 2
Describe John Winthrop’s education. What role did John’s father play in the academic world? How privileged was John Winthrop in his pursuit of higher education at his time historically? Where did John Winthrop study? What did he study?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the rituals of marriage and courtship during the early 1600s. How frequently were marriages arranged? How did religious belief play a role in the marriage process? How are the customs of the day illustrated through John Winthrop’s first two marriages?
Essay Topic 4
Discuss John Winthrop’s...
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