After he was banished from Massachusetts Bay in January 1636, Roger Williams was supposed to be escorted by armed guards to a ship that would take him back to England. Ironically, John Winthrop, the governor of Massachusetts, warned him that the soldiers were on their way to take him to ship. Williams heeded Winthrop's warning and escaped into the New England woods.
Over at The Beehive, Dan Hinchen reminds us of William's difficult journey. Here is a taste of his post: