At meetings in her home in Boston, Anne Hutchinson claimed that many of the Puritan preachers were wrong and that it was not good deeds but God’s grace that would save people.
When some influential men became her followers, the church authorities grew alarmed. By emphasizing each person’s direct link to God, she threatened the power of the clergy.
In 1637-38 she was put on trial for going against the ministers, found guilty, and banished from the Massachusetts colony.
She went to Rhode Island and later to New Netherland (now New York), where she was killed by Indians.