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Mary Dyer - People, A, B, C, D, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, Fictional characters

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Quaker martyr, born in England, UK. She and her husband, William Dyer, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635. She sympathized with Anne Hutchinson's religious views and moved to Rhode Island (1638). During a period in England (1650–7) she became a Quaker, and on her return to the colonies she was arrested three times by Massachusetts colonists and warned to keep out of that colony because of her faith. She returned a fourth time (1660) and was hanged. Her death led to the easing of anti-Quaker laws in Massachusetts.

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