Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fact of the Day: Mary Dyer

Mary Dyer was a English puritan-turned Quaker who lived in Colonial America. While she was once a puritan, the puritans themselves thought Quakers were the worst of the "heretics" and had them banished from the area, especially from Boston. She defied the puritans a few times, choosing to be a martyr. She died by hanging in 1660.  

14 comments:

  1. Hanging just seems to horrible. What a way to die..

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  2. I agree with Mary ... hanging a most horrible way to die.

    All the best Jan

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  3. I agree with Mary ... hanging a most horrible way to die.

    All the best Jan

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  4. Yes...those were interesting times..

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  5. Glad I'm not alive in those times. Hanging be an awful way to go.

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    1. Especially by your scrot...oh, I've said too much.

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  6. Hanging wouldn't be so bad with a trap door because your neck snaps and you die quickly. No trap door and you strangle slowly. I'd rather die in my bed.

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  7. I've read that the Puritans were banned in England because they persecuted others. Then they came to America and hanged a Quaker. Pitiful!

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    1. Freedom from religious persecution. As long as you believed the same as they. :-P

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  8. She switched from Puritan to Quaker to become a party girl? Yeah, probably not.
    It was probably for the oatmeal.

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