“What hath Roger wrought” with Robert A. Geake

Historian Robert A. Geake presented “What hath Roger wrought: The simmering cauldron of religious thought in Rhode Island under soul liberty” at Smith’s Castle on October 16, 2021. Click here for a video of the one-hour talk.

Sponsored by the Roger Williams Family Association, the talk covered the extensive history of Roger Williams challenges to the established order in Puritan New England during the 17th century.

Williams was well known then as an independent thinker who challenged the established social and religious order of his day through this writings and his debates with both conformist Puritans and radical Quakers.

(Above) Jean Gasnier, Marc Kohler, Dawn Williams and Robert Geake talk following the presentation at Smith’s Castle.