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:

Mary Kirkland said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

What a way to go, bad news.

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Interesting times.

bj said...

Yes...those were interesting times..

Pat Hatt said...

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

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Kati said...

What a woman!

Kay said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Martha said...

Very interesting times indeed...