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The Pilgrim Fathers

Were Puritans who were made to feel very unwelcome in England. The Pilgrim Fathers landed in what is now called New England.
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Michela Micky

on 27 January 2013

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History of The Pilgrim Fathers In 1620 one hundred Puritans boarded the ‘Mayflower’ bound for the New World. These people were the Pilgrim Fathers. The Pilgrim Fathers saw little chance of England becoming a country in which they wished to live. They viewed it as un-Godly and moving from a bad to worse state. The Pilgrim Fathers believed that a new start in the New World was their only chance. The Pilgrim Fathers Mayflower Pilgrims (US), or Pilgrim Fathers (UK), is a name commonly applied to early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Their leadership came from the religious congregations of Brownist English Dissenters who had fled the volatile political environment in the East Midlands of England for the relative calm and tolerance of 16th–17th century Holland in the Netherlands. Concerned with losing their cultural identity, the group later arranged with English investors to establish a new colony in North America. The colony, established in 1620, became the second successful English settlement and later the oldest continuously inhabited British settlement in what was to become the United States of America. The Pilgrims' story of seeking religious freedom has become a central theme of the history and culture of the United States. "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims" (1857) by the American painter Robert Walter Weir at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City
1620 place names mentioned by Bradford Model of a typical merchantman of the period, showing the cramped conditions that had to be endured Samuel de Champlain's 1605 map of Plymouth Harbor, showing Wampanoag village Patuxet, with some modern place names added for reference. The star is the approximate location of the 1620 English settlement. Title page of a pamphlet published by William Brewster in Leiden The Pilgrim Fathers - A Perilous Voyage ...and the founding of a New Nation On September 16 the ' Mayflower ' left Plymouth with 101 passengers, 31 children among them. The crew consisted of 34 men, captain was Christopher Jones. As this was the time of autumn storms, there was on board a full inventory of sails for easy, medium, and heavy weather. Inside the cargo hold there was a 30 feet long launch intended for future reconnaissance trips. The cargo hold chock-full with all kinds of goods served also as accommodations for the passengers at night and during heavy weather. Overhead space was so low that an adult was unable to stand up. Michela, Tiare, Maria.
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