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Mayflower400: why the Puritans had to leave England

(Photo: BBC)On 16 September 1620, 102 passengers and 30 crew set sail on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England, heading for the New World.  Making the hazardous journey were the Pilgrim Fathers, a group of separatists who were dreaming of a new life, one in which they could live according to their religious beliefs without interference. ... Read more

The Puritans who left behind so much to start a new life in America

The newly renovated Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that sailed from England in 1620, sails back to its berth in Plymouth, Massachusetts, August 2020.(Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)The Puritans didn't only risk their lives at sea to reach America; many of them left everything they had to start a new life living according to... Read more