By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood

Roger Williams, Providence, R.I.

(1602-3ish to 1683)
The Founding Father of the American Founding Fathers!

Why Roger Williams?
“Everyone who strives to do scholarly work, even if just for themselves, should pick one historical figure and make them part of their journey. This includes reading as many biographies and original writings as possible. I chose Roger Williams, partially because he is my 10th great grandpa, and  partially because he was truly a man 400 years ahead of his time. I’ve read everything he wrote, most of the early biographies, and some of the newer ones.” — Mike Prestwood, 2012.

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