Adrian Tinniswood: The Rainborowes

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W England life and the eign of Charles I of England and his demands A vivid picture is described in words for the eader to image what it was like living in this time periodOne tends to think once people migrated to the New World they stayed and developed a life for themselves and their family Tunniswood showed clearly this was not true People traveled back and forth between the colonies and England for many easons I have eally mixed feelings about The Rainborowes It is interesting to see this family in the context of a very tumultuous time and on two different continents But I also felt like the book had a jumble of names and dates and events that was hard for me to keep track of It just seems like the Rainborowes had a lot going on and were eally involved in important events and I wish I had taken notes so I could keep better track of everything I think me not keeping up with everything was pretty much my fault since I didn t pay as much attention as I could have I did find myself going back a few pages a few times because I felt like I missed something importantI think another eason why I have mixed feelings is that I wasn t expecting a book about the family and how they fit in to what was going on around them While it is the best way to talk about this very large family I think I was expecting about them I liked some of the details about life in New England especially some of the details about the churches Patriarch William was a shipmaster and merchant whose taste for adventure and profit drew him into the expanding transatlantic traffic between England and its colonies in the New World Eventually two of his daughters settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony marrying into the upper echelons of New England society Back in England meanwhile William Rainborowe's sons threw themselves behind the English parliament in its ebellion against King Charles I So too did many New World settlers who eturned to England to fight for the parliamentary cause When the monarchy was estored in 1660 many of these evolutionaries uit th.

I eally enjoyed this book if you are interested in the Great Migration or the English Civil War it is a very good view of both through a small group of people giving us a different view than most histories The author explains what ecords he uses and what they explain and account which I found good letting you see where he is drawing his conclusions from People traveled back and forth between the colonies and England and this book shows how common that interaction eally was The beginning of the book is a bit of a fact list but later as material exists on the family this improves I was lucky enough to win this book in the Goodreads giveawayFascinating book about a fascinating family that was involved in both the settling of the US and major event in England and the United Kingdom They held major political and military oles and then just disappear from historyI never heard of the Rainborrowes though I had heard of Gov Winthrop of MA and many of the other Note A free book from GoodreadsThe Rainborowes is a serious compelling narrative on a period of history that is little known to most eaders The name Rainborrowes meant something in marine society during the period between 1630 and 1660 The esearch for this book seems impeccable It s a tale of the family and their far eaching influence from William Rainborrow as a ich marine officer his ise to Parliament and then focuses on his descendants Details emerge of Ne. The period between 1630 and 1660 was one of the most tumultuous in Western history These three decades witnessed the birth of English America and in the mother country a vicious civil war that ent the very fabric of English social political and eligious life It was an era of death and new beginnings and at its heart was one emarkable family the Rainborowes In The Rainborowes acclaimed historian Adrian Tinniswood tells the story of this all but forgotten clan for the very first time showing how the family bridged two worlds as they struggled to build a godly community for themselves and their kin The Rainborowes'.

Hey attended but there were times when the book got bogged down in the details I think the thing I liked the most about The Rainborowes is that I was eminded of how there are people and families throughout history that played a eally important part in things and yet they don t get the ecognition they deserve The Rainborowes also felt a little over the place and just when I got used to eading about one side of the Atlantic the book would switch locations and we d be on the other side of the Atlantic It did seem pretty linear but there was something non linear about it at the same timeFinal Thoughts I m not sure what else to say about The Rainborowes It is an interesting look at a family I had never heard of before and how instrumental they were on both sides of the Atlantic but the book got weighed down in the details at times and I had trouble keeping track of the many people in the book While interesting I don t think it s the book for me The Rainborowes gets 2 stars Brilliant portrait of key members of a 17th century family and some of their connectionsRainborowes played a major ole in English naval history and the English Civil War and in the political discussions of the later 1640s Some members of the family were based for part of their lives in early colonial Massachusetts and they were connected by marriage to the WinthropsWhile elevant background is given it helps to have a basic awareness of the outline. Eir homeland for New England where their dreams of liberty and euality were much closer to being ealized Following the Rainborowes from hectic London shipyards to emote Aegean islands from the muddy streets of Boston to the battles of the English Civil War Tinniswood eveals the indelible marks they left on America and England and the profound and irrevocable changes these thirty years had on the family and their fellow Englishmen in Europe and America A feat of historical eporting The Rainborowes spans oceans and generations to show how the American identity was forged in the crucible of England's bloody civil

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Adrian Tinniswood has worked as an author broadcaster lecturer and educational consultant for nearly 30 years in both Britain and the United States Tinniswood studied English and Philosophy at Southampton University and was awarded an MPhil at Leicester University