Visual Timeline: Robert Cushman
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1577 CE - 1625 CE: Life of Robert Cushman who negotiated the funding and provision for the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World.
1603 CE - 1606 CE: Separatist Robert Cushman is arrested three times for distributing anti-Anglican publications in England.
1607 CE: Robert Cushman and his family join a separatist congregation fleeing England for the more religiously tolerant Netherlands.
1611 CE: Robert Cushman's wife and two children die in Leiden, Netherlands.
1617 CE - 1620 CE: Robert Cushman negotiates with businessmen of London to finance and equip the voyage of the Mayflower to the New World.
1620 CE: Robert Cushman remains behind in England after falling ill after negotiations; the Mayflower leaves without him.
1621 CE: Robert Cushman travels to Plymouth Colony with new patent and contract; delivers first published sermon given in the Americas.
1621 CE - 1622 CE: Robert Cushman returns to England with the manuscript of Mourt's Relation, an account of the founding of Plymouth Colony, which he has published in 1622 CE.
1645 CE: Posthumous publication of Robert Cushman's book The Cry of a Stone, defining the Separatist vision.