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Anne Bradstreet Poems
Selected Works, Bradstreet, Anne. By the University of Virginia American Studies Program 2002-2003.

Anne Bradstreet, Biography
Anne Bradstreet was the first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published.

Anne Bradstreet
Much of her work indicates that she had a difficult time resolving the conflict she experienced between the pleasures of sensory and familial experience and the promises of heaven. As a Puritan she struggled to subdue her attachment to the world, but as a woman she sometimes felt more strongly connected to her husband, children, and community than to God.

Salem Witch Trials
In The The Book of Maggie Bradstreet, Maggie’s diary tells of her horror as more and more people are accused of witchcraft, and her best friend’s mother is taken off to jail.

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Castle was the home of Anne Dudley in Anne of the Fens

The Fens
The Fens, also known as the Fenland(s), is a naturally marshy region in eastern England. In Anne of the Fens, a historical novel by Gretchen Gibbs, Anne Dudley helps a young rebel escape from Tattershall Castle through the watery Fens.

Poetry of Anne Bradstreet audio