I Roger Williams by Mary Lee SettleI Roger Williams by Mary Lee Settle

I Roger Williams

byMary Lee Settle

Paperback | September 24, 2002

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In this beautiful and feelingly written book, Mary Lee Settle tells the story of Roger Williams: the most compelling figure in colonial America. Plucked from obscurity to clerk for the celebrated English jurist Sir Edward Coke, Williams had a ringside seat on the brutal politics of Jacobean London. He was witness to the pomp of the Star Chamber; the burning of a dissenter; and the humiliation of his master by King James and the royal favorite, the dangerously beautiful Buckingham. Haunted by ambition and love for a woman above his station, he fled to New England, where repression and conformity wore different clothes. In Settle's terrific account, the little known history of Williams emerges in layers, detailing the turbulent, dedicated life of a man committed to individuality and political freedom.
Mary Lee Settle won the National Book Award for her novel Blood Ties and was the founder of the PEN/Faulkner Prize. She died in 2005.
Title:I Roger WilliamsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.48 × 0.77 inPublished:September 24, 2002Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393323838

ISBN - 13:9780393323832