For more information see Boston’s revolutionary history
1630: Boston Founded
Under the leadership of John Winthrop, English Puritans moved from overcrowded Charlestown and colonized the Shawmut Peninsula. Permission was granted from its sole English inhabitant, Anglican cleric William Blaxton. Their city on the hill was named Boston in honor of the native English town of their leaders.
1636: Harvard Created
Boston’s Puritan leaders established a college at Newtown (later Cambridge) to educate ...