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Mary Dyer’s story was originally told in Edward Burrough’s Declaration of the Sad and Great Martyrdom… (1661), which told the story of the Quaker martyrs of New England. (Burrough himself died in prison in London for his faith in 1662). The text of Burrough’s Declaration is available online here.

She has a recent biography: Ruth Talbot Plimpton, Mary Dyer: Biography of a Rebel Quaker (Branden Books, 1994), which is presently the best source for her life.