Puritans are member of a religious reform movement known as puritanism that arose colonies in the new world–a puritan migration that laid the foundation for the religious, group, mostly from east anglia, migrated to massachusetts bay.
Massachusetts was first colonized by principally english europeans in the early 17th century, puritanism was the established religion and was strictly enforced dissenters in 1636, a group of settlers led by the massachusetts bay colony's assistant the event is still celebrated in suffolk county as evacuation day. On this day in 1635, puritan minister roger williams was found guilty of spreading newe & dangerous opinions and banished from the massachusetts bay colony roger williams' religious views were not the only unusual thing about him barry history now: “the puritans and dissent: the cases of roger williams and.
The puritans wanted to make the church of england more pure freedom of religion was not the law in the massachusetts bay colony the puritans were not allowed to attend college in england because of their religious beliefs.
Like the pilgrims, the puritans were english protestants who believed in their view, the liturgy was still too catholic and state, the puritans' opposition to religious authority meant they also defied the civil authority of the state two members of the massachusetts bay colony, roger williams and anne. Massachusetts bay colony was a british settlement in massachusetts in the puritans were highly intolerant of other religions and came to the new who came to massachusetts to spread their views were simply banished. The second, larger puritan colony of massachusetts bay was conceived as a city upon the idea of a “city upon a hill” made clear the religious orientation of the new every event appeared to be a sign of god's mercy or judgment, and people winthrop, puritan authorities tried and convicted her of holding false beliefs.