(Claude Lévi-Strauss, the jealous Potter, and Luis Sepulveda, the old man who read love stories).
The spirit of God speaking directly to her soul was her authority and she questioned the suitability of all but two of the Ministers.
Given that the Ministers decided who was entitled to vote by virtue of being truly saved and one of the elect, Ann's religious views were politically disruptive. This spirit was contrary to the New England theocracy where the church had responsibility for monitoring the beliefs and behaviour of the people.
The church in New England appears to have been aware of the disruption that Quakers and Ranters had caused in England, and prepared to repel them if they arrived.
It was the first place occupied by Europeans in the Americas.
Spain took what gold it could and the Indians died out.