Mary Williams November 18

If you live in Rhode Island, you know who Roger Williams was. But you probably know little or nothing about his wife Mary, who lived in a time when the vast majority of women left no trace of themselves other than their children. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, associate professor of history at Roger Williams University, is using documents from two continents—and everything she knows about Roger Williams, whom she has studied for twenty years— to paint a portrait of this mostly-forgotten woman.

On Thursday, November 18, 7pm, Dr. Carrington-Farmer will tell us what she has learned, and reveal her most recent discoveries, including a document in Mary’s handwriting and details about her life in England.