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The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest To Build a New England

Introduced by Shirley Bowen April 8, 2014

The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England: In the tumultuous decades between 1630 and 1660, a group of Massachusetts settlements quickly grew into a network of established colonies with their own distinctive social, economic and religious culture, while across the Atlantic, England was involved in a bloody civil war that shook the fabric of English social, political and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was a remarkable family: the Rainborowes.

Adrian Tinniswood OBE is a distinguished British historian, author and lecturer, whose passion for architecture and history began when he began researching and writing about Sudbury Hall, (owned by the National Trust) located in Derbyshire. Mr. Tinniswood has written many books including, The Polite Tourist, His Invention So Fertile: The Life of Christopher Wren, By Permission of Heaven: The Story of the Great Fire of London, The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in 17th-Century England. Mr. Tinniswood currently resides in Bath, England.


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