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William Bradford
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

William Bradford

William Bradford (l. 1590-1657 CE) was one of the leading members of the congregation of pilgrims who came to North America aboard the Mayflower, a signer of the Mayflower Compact, and the second governor of the Plymouth Colony after the...
William Bradford
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William Bradford

Statue of William Bradford (l. 1590-1657 CE), Mayflower passenger and the second governor of the Plymouth Colony after the death of John Carver. Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation provides a first-hand account of the voyage and the establishment...
Mourt's Relation
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Mourt's Relation

Mourt's Relation (published 1622 CE) is an account of the first year of the Plymouth Colony founded by the pilgrims who arrived in Massachusetts in November 1620 CE aboard the Mayflower. Its original title was A Relation or Journal of the...
Of Plymouth Plantation: Brief Summary & History
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Of Plymouth Plantation: Brief Summary & History

Of Plymouth Plantation (also known as History of the Plymouth Plantation and William Bradford's Journal, written 1630-1651 CE) is the first-hand account of William Bradford (l. 1590-1657 CE), second governor of the Plymouth Colony (1620-1691...
Excerpts from Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Excerpts from Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation

William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation is the first-hand account of the voyage of the ship Mayflower, founding of Plymouth Colony in modern-day Massachusetts, and the further colonization of the region of the United States now known as...
Plymouth Colony
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Plymouth Colony

The Plymouth Colony (1620-1691) was the first English settlement in the region of modern-day New England in the United States, settled by the religious Separatists known as the “pilgrims” who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower in...
Edward Winslow
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Edward Winslow

Edward Winslow (l. 1595-1655 CE) was a member of the separatist congregation (later known as pilgrims) which sailed aboard the Mayflower in 1620 CE to establish the Plymouth Colony in modern-day Massachusetts, USA. He became one of the more...
Squanto
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Squanto

Squanto (l. c. 1585-1622) was the Native American of the Patuxet tribe who helped the English settlers of Plymouth Colony (later known as pilgrims) survive in their new home by teaching them how to plant crops, fish, hunt, and generally acclimate...
Robert Cushman
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Robert Cushman

Robert Cushman (l. 1577-1625 CE) was an author, lay preacher, and member of the Leiden congregation of separatists (later known as the pilgrims) who negotiated passage for them from the Netherlands to North America in 1620 CE aboard the Mayflower...
John Carver
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

John Carver

John Carver (l. 1584-1621 CE) was one of the leaders of the Mayflower expedition, first signer of the Mayflower Compact, and first governor of Plymouth Colony. He was a prominent member of the separatist congregation of Leiden, the Netherlands...
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