The Winthrop Woman - Chapter Eleven Summary & Analysis

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Chapter Eleven Summary

There is religious struggling in England, as well as concerns in the colony. The Pequot Indians have murdered their trading friend, John Oldham, and Anne Hutchinson's controversial opinions and prophecies are causing division in Boston.

Robert Feake continues to be moody, as the Feakes consider a move to Dedham to help settle the town at the suggestion of John Winthrop. Bess's servant Sally is jailed for venery [indulgence in sexual pleasure] and escapes, aided by the good Daniel Patrick.

Bess and her two daughters are staying at the Winthrops' while Robert is in Dedham. Young Deane Winthrop, who initially stayed behind in England to finish his studies, is not as enthusiastic about church as his father, and favors Anne Hutchinson's beliefs. John Winthrop is also at odds with the new young governor, Henry Vane, who sympathizes with Anne Hutchinson, admitting that...

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