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Sunday, 8 March 2009


Following on from yesterday's post I looked up Sempringham and St Gilbert in Wikipedia only to find that the village was involved later on in the 17th century with the Puritan exodus to America. The vicar of Sempringham - Samuel Skelton - sailed to Massachusetts in 1628 and was in the first group of settlers to found Salem along with a lady called Anne Dudley - later Anne Bradstreet who became the colony's first published poet.

Here is the coincidence - I am currently reading The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry set in Salem. Anne Bradstreet is also mentioned in the book.

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