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Boston Stump


Boston’s Guildhall and Fydell House


Company in an attempt to establish an English settlement for religious Puritans in New England, North America. In 1630 he helped to found the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The Puritan Path will open Easter 2013 to commemorate these founding fathers of that city. Outside The Stump, the


statue of Herbert Ingram casts its gaze in the direction of Boston’s central Market Place. Rising from impoverished beginnings in the town, Ingram founded the Illustrated London News. The Stump and Candle


public house in the Market Place is located on the birth site of John Foxe, one of Boston’s most important figures. Key to the development of the Protestant Church in England, Foxe published the ‘Book of Martyrs’ in 1563,


which soon became the most popular book after the Bible. Boston’s Guildhall in


South Square was built in the 1390s, for the Guild of St Mary, and it has been a central feature of Boston’s history across the centuries. It is here that several Separatists, including William Brewster, were imprisoned in 1607 and tried for their attempts to break with the Church of England. Otherwise known as the Pilgrim Fathers, these men would later flee the country and establish an English settlement in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Now a museum the


Guildhall features a chapel, banqueting hall, court room, council chamber, buttery, kitchen and cell area. Visitors will also find the Tourist Information Centre within the building.


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