For anyone interested in the history of New Netherlands and the earliest days of Long Island and Connecticut, Missy Wolfe's Insubordinate Spirit – A True Story of Life and Love in Earliest America 1610 – 1665 is a must read!
Through exhaustive research, Ms. Wolfe tells the incredibly compelling story of the life and time Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallett. Painting a picture with Elizabeth's own words and many other historical documents, Ms. Wolfe brings Elizabeth to life, along with William Hallett Sr., her cousin John Winthrop, Jr., Tobias Feake, John Underhill, Peter Stuyvesant, Daniel Patrick and other important historical figures in earliest America.
As if life in the mostly wilderness New World wasn't enough of a challenge, Elizabeth's story takes place with the backdrop of the struggles between th Dutch and English for land boundaries, and the difficult, dangerous, and sometimes brutal conflicts with the native Munsees – all coming together to create a setting that only a woman of remarkable strength could survive. And through all of this, we see Elizabeth not only survive, but overcome it all and thrive in spite of all of the challenges and her own very personal deep and painful losses.
The book is available now on Amazon.com – click the link above or the image below!
Disclaimer: Neither I nor WilliamHallett.com has any financial interest in this publication – we're just excited about the publication, and deeply grateful to Ms. Wolfe for her work!