Lincolnshire’s Troublemakers – Hutchinson, Wheelwright and Sir Henry Vane

Adrian Gray

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8th January 2020
Lincolnshire 17Th Century

When Anne Hutchinson and John Wheelwright from east Lincolnshire got to New England in the 1630s, major trouble broke out that has led Hutchinson at least to go down as one of the great rebels of American history. Sir Henry Vane got embroiled in the controversy before returning to live in Lincolnshire and play a leading role in the Civil War era – and to become a key influence on the growing calls for religious tolerance. Yet he was controversially beheaded on the orders of Charles II. Hear how the lives of these three interconnected to such spectacular effect in mid-17th Century England and America.

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About Adrian Gray

I am a Cambridge-educated historian with around 25 published books on a variety of historical topics which you can see on my Amazon author page at:

I specialise in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but I also speak on a number of national issues such as Victorian crime and social history, the history of religious freedom, and the history of education and government inspection (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). I am one of the leaders of local community efforts to develop Christian heritage for tourism in Notts and Lincs, leading up to 'Mayflower 400' but also including the many other ways in which people from the region have helped to change the world.

I provide a range of lively and fully-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs. You can email me for a full list of talks. I am a skilled presenter having worked as a teacher for many years and also as a tour guide in my home area.

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