"That prince escaped from the battle of Worcester as soon as he saw that the day was lost. With a small company of attendants, he eluded the pursuit of the enemy's cavalry by the fleetness of his horse, and struck off from the high road without well knowning which way to go." — Goodrich, 1844

Escape of Charles II

"That prince escaped from the battle of Worcester as soon as he saw that the day was lost. With a small…

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England. Picture here, he is preaching to the Indians.

John Eliot Preaching to the Indians

John Eliot (c. 1604 - 21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary born in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.…

John Endecott (c. 1588 – March 15, 1665), was a colonial magistrate, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

John Endicott

John Endecott (c. 1588 – March 15, 1665), was a colonial magistrate, soldier and governor of the Massachusetts…

A Puritan fireplace

Fireplace

A Puritan fireplace

John Milton, famous English poet.

John Milton

John Milton, famous English poet.

Early New England Puritan church.

Puritan Church

Early New England Puritan church.

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety. Puritans felt that the English Reformation had not gone far enough, and that the Church of England was tolerant of practices which they associated with the Church of Rome. The word "Puritan" was originally an alternate term for "Cathar" and was a pejorative used to characterize them as extremists similar to the Cathari of France. The Puritans sometimes cooperated with presbyterians, who put forth a number of proposals for "further reformation" in order to keep the Church of England more closely in line with the Reformed Churches on the Continent.

Puritan Costumes

A Puritan of 16th and 17th century England was an associate of any number of religious groups advocating…

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

A Puritan Family

A family of the Puritan faith during King James I's reign.

Puritan male

Puritan male

Puritan male

The Puritans of New England.

Puritans

The Puritans of New England.

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

Salem Church

The first church at Salem, Massachusetts founded by the Puritan colonists.

"Rawson's Puritan has been grown by us for several years as a leading early variety, and has proved not only to be one of the earliest but one of the most profitable in culture as a market variety."—Rawson, 1892

Rawson's Puritan Tomato

"Rawson's Puritan has been grown by us for several years as a leading early variety, and has proved…