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Mary Dyer: A Colonial Execution - Preface

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Image of 19th Century Painting, by unkown artist, depicting Mary Dyer being led to her execution.  Online, courtesy Library of Congress.   

 

She did hang as a flag
For others
To take example

Puritan On-looker 
June 1, 1660

As Mary Dyer hanged from the great elm tree on the Boston Common, few Puritans felt responsible for her death. Hardly anyone thought the charges against her were unjust. In fact, the on-looker expressed what most Puritans must have been thinking that day:

This is what happens to heretics.

Or - put in today's vernacular - "If you don't live like we tell you to live, we will either kick you out or kill you. Take your choice."

This is the story of Mary Dyer's choice.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5139stories and lessons created

Original Release: Jul 01, 2000

Updated Last Revision: Jun 15, 2015


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