Essay on Anne Hutchinson Biography
life and I strongly believe in the rights of the individual to freedom of thought, freedom of
speech, and the freedom to worship. She is a real hero because she faced adversity but she
refused to betray her ideals or ethics no matter what the cost was.
Anne Hutchinson, was born Anne Marbury, in Alford, Lincolnshire, England, in July,
1591, the daughter of Bridget Dryden and Francis Marbury, a deacon at Christ Church,
Cambridge. She was the second of 13 children. For years everyone in England had been
Catholic. Then, almost 100 years before Anne was born, King Henry VIII of England, the leader
at the time, left the …show more content…
by complete faith in God, and not by holy actions. This later became known as the Covenant of
Grace. This was the Covenant that Anne strongly believed in, especially after the death of her
two daughters, this was the only thing that consoled her, she was convinced that God's love was
more important than good works. But the more she and others believed in it, the more the Church
of England wanted to stop it. After John Cotton's arrest in 1622, he decided to leave England and
move to a place where he could preach what he truly believed.
In 1632 John Cotton decided to leave quickly because authorities were after him. In 1633
he sailed to America. Will and Anne Hutchinson, along with their 11 children, soon followed
suit, sailing to America with John Winthrop and other colonists on the Griffin, in the hopes of
practicing their faith in an environment more favorable to the new ideas of Puritanism. Anne had
high hopes for a life in the colonies, thinking it would be a haven for those who wished to
worship God as they saw fit.
Anne Hutchinson would eventually come to realize that the hardships of colonial life and
the rigid union of Church and State were more stifling than liberating, and there wasn't really any
real "religious freedom" to