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Ships

A tale of two ships: the Speedwell and the Mayflower A tale of two ships: the Speedwell and the Mayflower In the summer of 1620, the Separatists in Holland had decided which of them would sail first to America. They boarded the ship they had bought, the Speedwell, ready to join another ship hired in […]
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Pilgrims

For “they knew they were pilgrims”: preparing for a voyage Once the Separatists in Holland started to conclude they wanted to move on again from the homes they had established in Leiden, there was much work to be done. They had lengthy discussions about where they should go. Some suggested Guiana while others preferred Virginia, […]
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Debates

Religious riots, wars and rebellion in a turbulent Europe The Pilgrims’ lives in Leiden began to become increasingly difficult and uncertain in the years running up to 1620. They had been accepted in the city, but there were other factions who they didn’t always agree with. Bradford recalled the religious arguments that rumbled on, which […]
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Covid-19 Pilgrims Trail Visiting Updates

Bassetlaw Museum & The Pilgrims Gallery There are new rules in place at Bassetlaw Museum and the Pilgrims Gallery. Until further notice, these sites will be open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am-4:30pm. We are encouraging visitors to book in advance to help maintain social distancing, and this can be done via Eventbrite or by calling 01777 713749. […]
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Immigrants

Life in Leiden Many of the Separatists from the Gainsborough area and other places in England had escaped to Holland in 1608, and after a year in Amsterdam, they moved – under the leadership of Rev John Robinson – to the neighbouring city of Leiden. Bradford, Separatist Pilgrim and later diarist of their lives and […]
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