for the Promised Land
Jonathan Cape 2013
Hardback 423pp Illustrated
9780224091480   Product Code: 21111
In both England and early colonial America the years from 1630 to 1660 were a period of uncertainty as idealists sought to fashion a new kind of England, whether at home or abroad. Tinniswood illustrates this quest for identity by following the activities of the prominent merchant-mariner William Rainborowe and his children, members of the first generation of New England settlers and bold adventurers who encountered pirates and witches, prophets and princes, Muslim militants and Mohican Indians.