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The Winthrop Woman By Anya Seton Philippa Gregory The Winthrop Woman First published in and set in the early th century this bestselling novel and follow up to Katherine follows Elizabeth Winthrop a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her h

  • Title: The Winthrop Woman
  • Author: Anya Seton Philippa Gregory
  • ISBN: 9781556526442
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Winthrop Woman By Anya Seton Philippa Gregory First published in 1958 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling novel and follow up to Katherine follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony In those times of hardship, faFirst published in 1958 and set in the early 17th century, this bestselling novel and follow up to Katherine follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored Defying the government and her family, Elizabeth befriends famous heretic Anne Hutchinson, challenges an army captain, and dares to love as her heart commanded Through Elizabeth s three marriages, struggles with her passionate beliefs, and countless rebellions, a powerful tale of fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph shines through.
    The Winthrop Woman By Anya Seton Philippa Gregory

    The Winthrop Woman Seton The protagonist is a young woman, niece and daughter in law to John Winthrop, but alienated from her Uncle father because of his severity and her own wish for happiness because she was a Winthrop, many records survive Because she was unable to knuckle under completely, she The Winthrop Woman The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton Elizabeth Fones, the woman of the title, was the niece of John Winthrop who became the first governor of Massachusetts in Elizabeth married her cousin Henry, one of John Winthrop s many sons, although she was really in love with John Jr All of these characters actually existed and I saw that the plots of romance novels are truly drawn from The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton, Paperback Barnes Noble Apr , Anya Seton s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, humiliation, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills. The Winthrop Woman Kindle edition by Seton, Anya Historically accurate, readable fiction describing life in Puritan America from the Winthrop Fleet into the s The protagonist is a young woman, niece and daughter in law to John Winthrop, but alienated from her Uncle father because of his severity and her own wish for happiness because she was a Winthrop, many records survive. The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton Audiobook Audible The Winthrop woman tells the story of Elizabeth Winthrop, the daughter in law niece of John Winthrop, a strict Puritan and a founding governor of the Massachusetts Colony in THE WINTHROP WOMAN by Anya Seton Kirkus Reviews The life of Elizabeth Winthrop, niece and for a time, daughter in law of John Winthrop, inflexible Governor of the Bay Colony, is told as a story rooted in fact, authentic in historical, regional and period background and at the same time conveys the deeply emotional character and problems of The Winthrop Woman book by Anya Seton Jan , First published in and set in the early th century, this bestselling novel and follow up to Katherine follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Winthrop Woman Summary Study Guide The Winthrop Woman is Anya Seton s story of Elizabeth, or Bess Fones, who is a niece of the venerable John Winthrop Winthrop became the first governor of the New Plymouth colony in America and dominated his people with harsh puritanical religion and punishment His task was huge and daunting, and he became quite cruel and radical.

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    1. Carol Clouds ꧁꧂ on said:

      I have given 3.5 Just can t quite push my rating up to 4.While I loved Katherine which is supposed to be Seton s best work, I am starting to think that in most of her books, Seton lacks the ability to make me care about her characters Seton shares the heavy foreboding style of Jean Plaidy where you start to wonder if all these real life characters had the gift of second sight The most interesting parts of the story were Elizabeth s early life in England and right at the end with Elizabeth s thir [...]

    2. Misfit on said:

      What an incredible story of an amazing woman Elizabeth Fones, married into the Winthrop family, the leader of that being John Winthrop who took his family to New England to govern the Massachusetts Bay Colony Elizabeth was a rare woman indeed, going on to being one of the few women of her times to be a large landholder, married three times and finally finding great happiness and love in the last one to Will Hallet This book has it all passion, madness, bigotry, ignorant superstitions and religio [...]

    3. Chrissie on said:

      Finally, I have chugged through Winthrop Woman It is Laura Ingalls Wilder s The Little House Collection, but for adults I did like these books, but then I was a kid Indians and witches and cute, super sweet romance, romance and romance The romance is so clean it whistles Forget a spark of passion Yes, the history is there, and it is all accurate, but it is too cute, too predictable, too romantic, and too moralistic The writing is accurate, but not beautiful and not intriguing Maybe to really lo [...]

    4. Laura on said:

      This is the story of Elizabeth Fones with a historical background of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.Elizabeth was a nice of John Winthrop and she marries Harry Winthrop, her first cousin.When the Winthrop family decides to move the New World, they become founding members of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, situated around the present day cities of Salem and Boston.The population of this colony was governed by the Puritanism and John Winthrop is elected as the Governor of this colony.According to Wiki [...]

    5. Carol Storm on said:

      A sleazier, sexier, version of THE WITCH OF BLACKBIRD POND Elizbeth is sexy Elizabeth likes luxury, fancy clothes, and handsome men Elizabeth is not a perfect fit for Puritan New England, but thanks to several lucky marriages and husbands who all seem to conveniently die at the right moment, she ends up a woman of substance respected, admired, and tolerated in spite of her open defiance of sober Puritan customs Typical moment the whole colony is fasting, going without food for a day to try to [...]

    6. Judy on said:

      The 8 top bestseller of 1958 was another door stopper but also an excellent piece of historical fiction It made my list of Best Books Read in 2010 Elizabeth Fones, the woman of the title, was the niece of John Winthrop who became the first governor of Massachusetts in 1630 Elizabeth married her cousin Henry, one of John Winthrop s many sons, although she was really in love with John Jr All of these characters actually existed and I saw that the plots of romance novels are truly drawn from real l [...]

    7. Mela on said:

      It is a masterpiece of genre a historical fiction Anya Seton was a master I am speechless I couldn t sleep last night I just had to read it to the end Even now, by noon, I am enchanted.On the cover of my copy is written Perhaps the greatest gifts Anya Seton brings to her historical novels are the zest of her narrative, the life she breathes into the most insignificant characters, and the atmosphere of the era she evokes around them I couldn t agree .Seton was a great story teller and she made wi [...]

    8. Debbie Zapata on said:

      My mother recommended this book to me so I confess I was reluctant from the beginning since our reading tastes seldom match But I quickly became caught up in Elizabeth s story and the way it was told As much as the book is about one woman s life, it is also about the beginnings of a country s life I learned details about the Puritans that were never mentioned in my school history classes so many years ago They left England in search of religious freedom was pretty much all I remember turns out t [...]

    9. Donna on said:

      I loved this book I did the audio and the narrator did an amazing job The different accents were nicely done The audio was long.27 hours, but not once did I do the page math This rolled along at an even pace I was pulled in from the beginning This book covers the life of a woman, Elizabeth Bess Winthrop She was a Puritan and left England with her family to strike out a new beginning in the Colonies of America in the 1600 s The historical fiction was nicely done The research was woven into the st [...]

    10. Cphe on said:

      The story of Elizabeth Winthrop from her early beginnings through to her later life A well written historical saga and rich in historical detail of the times depicted I couldn t say that this is the best book I ve ever read by Anya Seton but it was still an enjoyable and easy read.

    11. Caz on said:

      I ve given this an A for narration and B for content at AudioGals.Originally published in 1958, The Winthrop Woman is a richly detailed piece of biographical fiction based on the life of Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett, niece of John Winthrop, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and its first Governor.The book opens at Christmas 1618 when Elizabeth is just seven years old and she is travelling with her family to visit her well to do relatives, the Winthrops, at Groton in [...]

    12. Sara W on said:

      This novel about Elizabeth Winthrop, niece of Gov John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, was extremely well researched The book follows Elizabeth s life starting with her years in England and through all the drama she went through in the New World I knew I was in good hands when I read Anya Seton s author s note and she wrote My determination to present authentic history has necessitated a scrupulous adherence to the findings of research And I felt that this woman, with her passionate lo [...]

    13. Elizabeth (Alaska) on said:

      I enjoyed this so much than Katherine which I did not especially care for For many readers, my enjoyment may be exactly opposite of theirs Elizabeth was a much accessible character to me I could empathize with her Strong willed in a time when women were only expected to be obedient, she was often in opposition to the men in power All of the characters in this were real people It is also set in a time period with which I am somewhat familiar It isn t just the history I was taught in school deca [...]

    14. Mandy Moody on said:

      What a wonderful book So well written and so engaging, I loved it.I don t know why books like these aren t assigned to High Schoolers It brought early American history alive in a way that textbooks never did for me Seton s research is impeccable, and this book was fact than fiction but was interesting The main character, Elizabeth Fones, is one that I think almost any woman would be able to identify with Although her thoughts and feelings are ahead of her time, her struggle between what she fee [...]

    15. ~☆~Autumn♥♥ on said:

      I sure enjoyed my second reading of this book which was fascinating to me and I would give it 6 stars if I could I especially enjoyed the ending which was a big surprise for me I recommend it for everyone.I have enjoyed all her books but one did give me screaming nightmares and it was Green Darkness I dare not read it again but I have also read Katherine twice.

    16. Susan on said:

      I ve learned so much from this book.I knew the basics about the settlers who left their English roots behind to make a new life for themselves in America, but really, I had no idea of what life was like for these people, both on the long, often perilous sea voyages, or in the new settlements they lived in once they arrived in the new world.I found this book totally fascinating.I liked how it began in England giving such a good background to those who were to travel to a new life, the description [...]

    17. Beth on said:

      It is good to immerse oneself in Historical Fiction in order to find out about one s own area The Winthrop family is pictured with some of them living on an estate and the poorer cousins including the tale s heroine who visits now and then Visiting in the early 1600 s was a rough deal for her patriarch is extremely religiously repressive person About 200 people relocate to the Massachusetts Bay Colony Boston area with John Winthrop who later becomes the colony Governor to begin new lives Their v [...]

    18. Melinda on said:

      The Winthrop Woman is an epic piece of historical fiction Elizabeth Winthrop was an absolutely remarkable, courageous and stubborn woman in a world dominated by men Few writers are so well reasearched as Anya Seton The characters were so real and I loved the way the book ended with a feeling of hope and resolution This is one of the best historical works of fiction I ve ever read.

    19. Christine Hutcherson on said:

      Better than I expected I thought it would be dry and a slog to read It features an appealing and likeable main character, an engrossing story, and a fascinating peek into history, but has too many romance novel overtones for my taste My favorite parts were descriptions of everyday life and activities A fast read despite its bloated length.

    20. Susan Brokenshire-prater on said:

      This is historical fiction at its best Anya Seton s research uncovers a remarkable woman who was one of America s first colonists.

    21. Sabrina Michel on said:

      I was expecting great things from this novel A heroine based on a real life person The location the Massachussetts Bay Colony , and so forth But as is often the case with Anya Seton s novels I either really like them or don t like them at all This book falls into the second category It started off well enough for me but as I kept reading, I felt my interest starting to flag I thought the cliches were just too simple and occurred too often The Indians are all noble savages and too good to be true [...]

    22. Karyl on said:

      Elizabeth Winthrop, born in England and reared among the gentry, emigrated to the New World to join her Puritan uncle, the famous John Winthrop, who coordinated much of the migration to New England But she wasn t your typical Puritan woman eventually she refused to go to religious services, and felt that the Puritans did not have the final answer when it came to religion She was always a trial to her uncle due to her unconventional lifestyle, but she found peace in having charge of her own life, [...]

    23. Merredith on said:

      I can t believe this was published in 1958 I read most of Anya Seton s books in highschool or college, not this one, but all that were at the library, and i didn t even realize they were so old I loved this book because it s about the puritans and the colonization of New England I actually had a distant relative on the mayflower, but this one isn t about the pilgrims most of what we learned about the first settlers started after they came here to america but this one begins in england, and it ta [...]

    24. Linda Shrum on said:

      If I could give this book 10 stars I would It has been a long time since I have enjoyed s book this much It ranks up there with one of the best books I have ever read I get stuck in one genre and when I step out I find great reads Elizabeth or Bess as she is called is such s brave, strong, woman And very strong willed when women were not allowed to be What a difficult journey to have to endure I believe this book is based on a true story and so well researched that I feel everything was document [...]

    25. Joyce on said:

      It s so nice to see Seton s classic titles published in such excellent audio editions Seton s well researched historical novels are an excellent choice for anyone, like me, who knows a bit of history She immerses readers listeners in the characters and their stories here, the rebellious Elizabeth Winthrop, niece of founding father John, governor of Mass Bay Colony Forced to join the family in the New World, Elizabeth makes her own way, and after two failed marriages finds happiness Lots of info [...]

    26. Lindsey on said:

      Absolutely riveting story of the early settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and of Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feakes Hallett in particular Elizabeth was part of the prestigious Puritan Winthrop family that was a driving force behind the founding of the colony Her personality however was too spirited and vivacious to conform to the strict Puritan ideals and she was constantly at odds with the patriarch of the family, Governor Winthrop Seton recreated Elizabeth s world in such vivid detail that [...]

    27. Elise Murdock on said:

      The book follows Elizabeth Winthrop, a courageous Puritan woman who finds herself at odds with her heritage and surroundings A real historical figure, Elizabeth married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony In those times of hardship, famine, and Indian attacks, many believed that the only way to prosper was through the strong, bigoted, and theocratic government that John Winthrop favored Defying the government and her family, Elizabeth befriends famous hereti [...]

    28. Cara Jepsen on said:

      This was a long slog In full disclosure, I listened to this audiobook, I did not read this book There s no way I would have kept going if I were reading this It covers the life of Elizabeth Bess Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett, who was an early Puritan settler and niece of Gov John Winthrop I like Anya Seton s writing, but good night nurse, I feel like she wrote about every single day in the life of Bess Hallett As varied and interesting a life as it was, it wasn t until William Hallett FINALLY cam [...]

    29. Megan on said:

      I ve had other Anya Seton books recommended to me, but when it came to choosing a book to take on vacation, this one beat out the others because of the subject matter.The Winthrop Woman is meticulously researched and engagingly told One often assumes that Puritans are boring puritanical, even but I felt that this book provided a lot of historical information in an accessible, interesting way Halfway through my vacation, before reading the book, I found myself regretting the purchase Puritans, Me [...]

    30. ☆Ruth☆ on said:

      Anya Seton at her best Based on the life of Elizabeth Winthrop, the story takes us back to the incredible trials and tragedies faced by the first American settlers The women particularly, whose lives were controlled by their menfolk but still had to face the same unimaginable hardship and danger, without any power to take independent action or make changes This is one of those books that kept me up till the small hours to finish it and made a deep, lasting impression.I would definitely recommend [...]

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