Mayflower: The Voyage from Hell

Mayflower: The Voyage from Hell

by Kevin Jackson
Mayflower: The Voyage from Hell

Mayflower: The Voyage from Hell

by Kevin Jackson


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A RIVETING ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGE OF THE MAYFLOWER that looks at the reality behind the mythical status and the journey that created the New World. Most of the voyagers of that famed 1620 crossing of the Atlantic were not in fact religious pilgrims but people intent on forging a better life for themselves in the virgin territory of America's east coast. 130 hardy souls were confined in a space no bigger than a tennis court, braving the "Northern Crossing' without any firm idea of what awaited them in the New World.

Published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the fabled crossing of the “Pilgrim Fathers” from Plymouth, England. The pilgrims, who held Puritan Calvinist religious beliefs, sighted land at Cape Cod and first anchored in Provincetown Harbour on November 11/12 1620. And from there went on to found the Plymouth Colony.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948585163
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Publication date: 09/28/2021
Series: Seven Ships Maritime History
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kevin Jackson is an English writer, and has worked as a film-maker, radio producer and television director for the BBC; Associate Arts Editor for The Independent. He has written for The New Yorker, Granta, The Sunday Times (London), The Guardian, and Vogue, among other publications. His books have been chosen as a Book of the Week in the Guardian and a Book of the Year in the Express.

Table of Contents

Map 15

Chapter 1 September 1620: The Voyage 17

Chapter 2 Men of Scrooby: 1603 - 1608 27

Chapter 3 October 1620: The Men of the Voyage 37

Chapter 4 Separatists in Holland: 1608 - 1620 45

Chapter 5 Enter the Strangers: Summer 1620 53

Chapter 6 1620: November and December: Landfall 63

Chapter 7 1620 - 1621: Misery and Miracles 75

Chapter 8 Envoi 87

Chapter 9 Hindsight 95

Ships diagrams 98

Extract from: The Queen's Pirate: Sir Francis Drake & The Golden Hind 103

Extract from: Darwin's Odyssey: The Voyage of the Beagle 112

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