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Wallington's World: A Puritan Artisan in Seventeenth-Century London

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Seventeenth-century England has been richly documented by th lives of kings and their great ministers, the nobility and gentry, and bishops and preachers, but we have very little firsthand information on ordinary citizens. This unique portrait of the life, thought, and attitudes of a London Puritan turner (lathe worker) is based on the extraordinary personal papers of Nehemiah Wallington 2,600 surviving pages of memoirs, religious reflections, political reportage, and letters. Coming to maturity during the reign of James I ...

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