Rowland Taylor (1510-1555), English Protestant martyr, forcibly ejected from his church. Burned in the reign of Mary I for heresy, namely for denouncing the rule of celibacy for Roman Catholic clergy, and for denouncing the doctrine of Transubstatiation.
The Wampanoag Indians and Pilgrims. The Wampanoag needed an alliance with the colonists because smallpox had decimated their tribe. The populace dropped from thousands to barely 100 almost overnight as Indians had no immunity to European diseases. Diseases such as smallpox, influenza and measles would spread like wildfire throughout both N and S America. The indigenous polities were reduced by as much as 90% from their pre-Columbian numbers.
Hot words were passed and a challenge was given There has been but one duel fought in Montgomery county. About the year 1839 Bush W. Bell (Bushrod W. Bell) and John S. Bailey, two very prominent and popular citizens, had ... Read More