The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England

The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England

by Adrian Tinniswood

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The Rainborowes: One Family's Quest to Build a New England by Adrian Tinniswood

The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history. These three decades witnessed the birth of New England and, in the mother country, a chaotic civil war that rent the very fabric of English social, political, and religious life. At the center of this turbulent time was an outsized family: the Rainborowes. Shipmasters and soldiers, entrepreneurs and idealists, they bridged two worlds as they struggled to forge a better future for themselves and their kin. In The Rainborowes, acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood follows this singular clan from hectic London shipyards to remote Aegean islands, from muddy Boston streets to the bloodiest battles of the English Civil War, revealing their indelible mark on both America and England.

A feat of historical reporting, The Rainborowes spans oceans and generations to describe a family—and a people—struggling to find its identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465069965
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 1 MB

About the Author


Adrian Tinniswood is a Visiting Fellow in Heritage at Bath Spa University and the author of many books, including Pirates of Barbary and The Verneys, which was shortlisted for the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction. He lives in Bath, England.

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