In this post, we cover relations with and among the Algonquians from 1656 until 1659, featuring some new bit players, like the Podunks. And we reintroduce John Winthrop, Jr. (pictured above), who will be a central figure in Connecticut politics for a while.
(And, no, the title of the episode isn’t a mistake; listen for an explanation.)
In this episode, we cover relations with the Algonquians from 1654 until 1656, featuring a very scary swamp. And we learn that, if you want a job done right, you need to get some Pequots to do it. Or, alternatively, a New Havener.
In this episode, in 1653 and 1654, we talk about how the colonies fought (or, more accurately, didn’t fight) the First Anglo-Dutch War, including a boat chase and an interpreter hitting an Algonquian on his wolf’s tail with a sheathed sword. We also say good-bye to long-time Connecticut governor John Haynes.
In this episode, at long last, we cover the church trial of Ezekiel Cheever, in 1649, where it becomes clear what the New Haven church leadership thought of gossip (they liked it) and of freedom of though (not so much).