Hutchinson, Anne 
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7/20/1591  - 8/20/1643
Anne Hutchinson, born in England, moved to the Masschusetts Bay Colony with her merchant husband in 1634. She had received an extensive education in England at the behest of her father, Francis Marbury, and was mentored by the Puritan divine John Cotton in Massachusetts. Hutchinson was a charismatic person, and when she began holding private religious meetings in her home, a large group of men and women attended.

Hutchinson claimed to receive special revelation from God and contradicted the traditional Puritan view of sanctification, both beliefs that drew ill attention from colonial authorities, who were already concerned about her exercising authority over her male followers. She was excommunicated in 1637 and banished from the colony the following year, spending the following six years in Rhode Island and on Long Island, where she died in an Indian raid.
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Anne Hutchinson portrait- Internet Archive- from Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers by Elbert Hubbard

Anne Hutchinson Preaching- Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-53343

Anne Hutchinson statue- photo by Michael E. Ray at the English Wikipedia

The Trial of Anne Hutchinson- US History Images
Book/Journal Source(s)
Larson, Timothy and David Bebbington and Mark Noll, 2003. Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals. InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois.
Web Page Contributor
Paul Matzko
Affliated with: Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D. in History

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