The Winthrop Woman - Chapter Five Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Five Summary

The Lincolnshire meeting exposes John Winthrop to people who are anxious and eager to settle in the new world, and John decides he is going to emigrate. There is a definite Puritan influence in the group, which includes Isaac Johnson's wife, Lady Arbella, and John Cotton, a powerful nonconformist. Roger Williams, Thomas Hooker, and Anne Hutchinson are also in attendance. Winthrop is wanted by the group for his presence, not his money, and is careful to watch his pride. He tells the group his horse fell in a bog and he might have drowned had God not wanted him to serve another purpose. Thomas Dudley is angry when the Earl proposes that Winthrop might be the leader of the new world; he thought he might hold the post himself, since the governor, Matthew Craddock, does not plan to go. Dudley feels...

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