As a student, studying history, one of my favourite novels was "The Winthrop Woman" by Anya Seton, which tells the story of Elizabeth, the niece of John Winthrop, first Governor of Boston, Massachusetts. It presents a vivid picture of what life must have been like for the first settles in New England.
Some facts to start with: - New England consists of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut The Pilgrim Fathers founded the Plymouth Colony in 1620 and ten years later the Masasachuesetts Bay Colony was founded in Boston. It was there that resistance surfaced to British rule, leading to the American War of Independence. Some of the first movements of American literature, philosophy, and education originated in New England and New England played a prominent role in the movement to abolish slavery.
- The Old State House in Boston was built in in 1713, as the seat of the Massachusetts legislature. It is the oldest surviving public building in Boston and one of the key landmarks on the city's Freedom Trail which links historic sites.
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Postsript: In my thoughts, the victims of yesterday's bombings in Boston.