Anne Marbury Hutchinson was the Puritan woman who managed to get kicked out of Boston, helped found Rhode Island, and then got murdered in upstate New York. She’s a Puritan, a rebel, and a founding mother. Amazingly, the only records we have of her own words are the transcripts of her infamous trial. So what do we really know about Anne Hutchinson? And what made her so remarkable?
Finally, for best contemporary resource and entry point into the life of Anne Hutchinson, pick up a copy of Eve LaPlante’s acclaimed book from 2005, American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans.