Thomas Hooker
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Born in Markfield, Leicestershire
Born on 5th of July 1586
Died on 7th of July 1647

Born in Leicestershire, Thomas Hooker became a very important figure in the early days of the English colonisation of America. After his studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge he preached in Chelmsford then in the Low Countries, his Puritan views opening him to attack. Hooker sailed to America, settling first in what became Cambridge Massachusetts. There he had a disagreement over questions of suffrage being denied to some of the Puritan persuasion, so he and some followers established a new settlement that they named Hertford, in Connecticut. His revolutionary views on government reflecting the will of the people proved significant in the development of his new land.

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