Study Guide

The Witch of Blackbird Pond Allusions

By Elizabeth George Speare


Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • King Charles I of England (1.68, 6.5)
  • Reverend Gersholm Bulkeley (introduced as a character at 2.18 and appears throughout the novel)
  • King James II of England (6.5, 6.15)
  • Governor Andros (introduced as a character at 6.15 and is mentioned repeatedly throughout the novel; he appears in Chapter 15)
  • Eleazer Kimberly (appears as a character in a Chapter 9)
  • Captain Samuel Talcott (appears as a character in Chapter 19)