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The Mayflower and the enduring hope of freedom

Pilgrims John Carver, William Bradford and Miles Standish at prayer during their voyage to North America in the 1844 painting by Robert Walter Weir, Embarcation of the Pilgrims.(Photo: Architect of the Capitol)The summer of 1620 saw months of frustrating delays to the sailing of the Mayflower, but as they finally set sail from Plymouth on... Read more

9 Things You Should Know About the Voyage of the Mayflower

Today marks the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower, which brought 35 Puritans to found the first permanent European settlement in New England. Here are nine things you should know about one of the most significant journeys in American religious history. 1. The religious group that made the voyage were Puritan Separatists, a... Read more