Event Summary

English Separatists (Pilgrims) sail from Holland aboard Mayflower

Date

1620

Description

English Separatists (Pilgrims), led by William Bradford, sail from Holland aboard Mayflower, seeking religious refuge not available in England; make landfall on Cape Cod and settle at Plymouth; shipboard agreement on governance, The Mayflower Compact

Lecture

Enterprise/Commerce

Timeline 1

Europe's Maritime Reconnaissance, 1350-1640

Related Source

Mayflower: A Study of Courage, Community and War (2005)