Voices of The Mayflower (Paperback)
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Voices of The Mayflower (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 28/02/2020
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Voices of The Mayflower tells the story of a handful of religious fanatics, brave souls, crooks and cowards who sailed from Europe to New England 400 years ago - some in pursuit of religious freedom but most adventurers in the quest for riches. The narrative begins in 1602 six years before a small band known as Separatists flee persecution in England for the Netherlands. Exile is a painful disappointment but, undaunted, they sail the Atlantic in a rickety ship used for the Bordeaux wine trade to a world where they hope to create a perfect community.
Half of them die within weeks of landing in New England. For the rest, there is nothing but a heroic struggle to survive famine, plague, 'savages and wild lions'. They are cheated by their London backers and betrayed and almost bankrupted by one of their own. They confound their reputation as God-fearing folk by ruthlessly beheading a Native American chief.
We share moments of love and loyalty - though most marriages are matters of cold convenience. There are stories of idealism and sacrifice but this is not a warm saga of 'pilgrims' living in saintly perfection; some are guilty of greed, duplicity and even murder.
This is the story of The Mayflower and the voyage that changed the world.

Publisher: Troubador Publishing
ISBN: 9781838592523
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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“A must read for all the info on the background on the pilgrims - well written and researched. Insightful”

Really enjoyed this book, having read various books on the Mayflower and founding fathers including Pilbricks, this one stands out because it contextualises the idealism of the Mayfair pilgrims, and their political... More

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“Voices of the pilgrims”

Really enjoyed this book, the social history, easy to read, very good insite into the lives of the first pilgrims.

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“The 'voices' of the passengers on The Mayflower tell their personal stories in this compelling account”

Not so much an adventure story as a fascinating study of human nature. ‘Voices of the Mayflower’ is a fitting title. Set against an accurate historical background, the facts are brought to life through the... More

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