TO SUBSCRIBE to BOSTON400– there is a SUBSCRIBE window at the bottom of each page.

In addition, pages with SIDEBARS have a SUBSCRIBE BUTTON below and to the right of the MAIN MENU.

TO SUBSCRIBE – enter your email address and click the SUBSCRIBE BUTTON. You will receive an email to confirm your subscription and be updated each time a new blog entry is released. Email addresses are considered confidential and will not be shared.

SUBSCRIBE NOW by scrolling down to the bottom of the page, enter your email in the subscribe box on the left and click SUBSCRIBE.

TO LIKE a blog post or a page- just click the LIKE BUTTON at the end of each blog post or page in the left margin.

TO COMMENT on BLOG POSTS– click on the LEAVE A COMMENT link just below the calendar logo in the top right corner.

TO COMMENT on a PAGE in COTTON’S BOSTON400– there is a COMMENT WINDOW at the bottom of each page. Comments are encouraged and appreciated to point out mistakes, misspellings, content errors and/or links that are not working.

BOSTON400 is a collaborative aspirational work in progress that:

  • promotes public awareness the 400th Anniversary of Boston in 2030
  • explores Boston, England and Boston, New-England.
  • explores the life of John Cotton and his descendants.
  • sheds light on the pivotal role those from Boston, England played in founding the Massachusetts Bay Company.
  • details Lincolnshire immigrants to New-England from 1620 to 1640.

BOSTON400 regularly posts new BLOG content to achieve this goal.

BOSTON400 welcomes blog and/or content contributions on 17thcentury England, the Massachusetts Bay Company, and migrants from Boston, Lincolnshire, and its surrounding villages.

CONTRIBUTORS to COTTON’S BOSTON400 are given credit and recognized on the website.


BOSTON400 is RESPONSIVE and automatically adjusts to the screen size of your desktop computer, laptop computer, tablet (i.e. iPad), and/or phone (i.e. iPhone).

MENUS in BOSTON400 are several layers deep and flow right.

MAIN MENU PAGES contains submenu links to ensure ease of navigation (i.e. click the following link to BOSTON LINCS to see CONTENT LISTING showing submenu links).

CONTENT in BOSTON400 can be lengthy and requires one to scroll down. An ARROW in a CIRCLE at the lower right-hand corner of the screen quickly returns one to the top of the page and the MENU BAR.


  • A PORTRAIT SLIDER at the top of the page under the MAIN MENU;
  • AN IMAGE SLIDER near the bottom of the page under NAVIGATIONAL TIPS; and
  • A FEATURED CONTENT SLIDER at the bottom of the page under the IMAGE SLIDER.

Images in sliders have ACTIVE LINKS to take you to related content. Take a few minutes to watch these SLIDERS to get a preview of the content in BOSTON400.

NOTE: Pages with a SIDEBAR MENU contain multiple links to other blogs, websites, and Facebook Pages related to Boston, England, and Boston, USA.