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Colonial America: Trial of Anne Hutchinson

This guide is for Siena College students.

Anne Hutchinson

Anne Hutchinson

English-born colonial American religious leader

  • Born: July 20, 1591 (baptized)
  • Birthplace: Alford, Lincolnshire, England
  • Died: August 20, 1643
  • Place of death: Pelham Bay, New Netherland (now in New York)

By challenging the orthodox theology of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Hutchinson precipitated the Antinomian Crisis of 1637, which questioned the very basis of the New England theocracy.

 

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