What are accurate historical events in Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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True historical events referenced in Elizabeth George Speare's The Witch of Blackbird Pond concern the charter of the Connecticut colony.

In Chapter 7, while engaged in a political quarrel with William Ashby and John Holbrook one evening after dinner, Matthew Wood loudly voices his opinion that the Connecticut colony should be allowed to keep its charter. He voices the following argument to William:

Surrender our charter and we lose all ... . That charter was given to Connecticut by King Charles twenty-five years ago. It guarantees every right and privilege we have earned, the very ground we stand on and the laws we have made ourselves. (Ch. 7)

Matthew's reference to King Charles is indeed historically accurate. In 1662, 25 years prior to the year the novel is set in, 1687, King Charles II...

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