This book provides a sound history of the lives of many puritans putting them in their historical background. He describes that situation and the way they interacted under the various monarchs and C of E leaders. I especially liked the way he showed us their principles and their principles were so closely linked - as should always be the case for those who say the Bible is the word of God and the only true and reliable guide in all matters.
The Puritans were a people who loved God and wanted others to know and love him too. They were not killjoys.
It has been very helpful and has enabled me to split a lot of logs. It appears to work better if the logs have dried out a little and there are cracks in the log. I have used it on short pieces up to a foot long and around 10 inches wide.