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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

The Witch of Blackbird Pond


by Elizabeth George Speare

Governor Edmund Andros

Character Analysis

Governor Edmund Andros was the real-life Royalist governor who was sent to the Connecticut Colony by King James II. In the novel, he threatens to take away the colony's charter – an unpopular move, to say the least. He represents a threat to the self-governance of the people of Connecticut.