The Mayflower Pilgrims

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16 SEPTEMBER 1620: 400 YEARS SINCE THE MAYFLOWER SET SAILOn a blustery day in September 1620 a small ship, the Mayflower, set sail from the English port of Plymouth. Known to history as the Pilgrims, the passengers on board were beginning an adventure to find religious freedom, undeterred by the daunting prospect of establishing a colony in uncharted territory thousands of miles from home. They were successful. At least 10 million US citizens are their descendants. This short edition is the essential guide to the fascinating story of the Mayflower – a project that changed history on both sides of the Atlantic. It is taken from the longer work, Making Haste from Babylon by renowned historian Nick Bunker.