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"Bremer's most formidable research is into Winthrop's family background and his youth in the Stour Valley, a region in eastern England dominated by Puritans, which probably became Winthrop's model for the government of Massachusetts decades later." Caleb Crain, The New York Times

Wiki Markup"\[An\] accomplished biography, a work of patient and devoted scholarship and of measured and persuasive judgement." -*Blair Worden,* *{_}Times Literary Supplement{_}*

"Bremer has drawn contemporary and later sources into a continuous narrative, and made an important contribution to early North American history. British readers for whom the first part of the 17th century means the Caroline divines and the poetry of George Herbert will be reminded that there were other equally honourable aspects of Christian life at this time.' -Church Times


Following the publication of his book Dr. Bremer has traveled far and wide to discuss Winthrop and make the case for his importance as a founding father. Following a book launch in June at the Massachusetts Historical Society he preached a lay sermon on "Faith of a Founder: The Social Gospel of John Winthrop" at the First and Second Church of Boston. The talk was broadcast on C-SPAN's Booknotes and is available on tape from C-SPAN. Over the summer Bremer spoke at Plimoth Plantation and on Fishers Island, which had long been a home of members of the Winthrop family. In the Fall he offered papers at the University of East Anglia and Oxford University in England. During the Spring of 2004 he delivered a talk on "Remembering and Forgetting John Winthrop and the Puritan Founders," as part of the Old South Church (Boston) lecture series, and delivered a talk to the members of Winthrop House at Harvard University. He also wrote an "Ask the Author" essay on "Would John Adams have called John Winthrop a 'founding father'?" for the e-journal of Early American History, Common-Place ( (http://common\ ).