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 prominent citizens, negotiating the peace treaty with Wampanoag Confederacy (along with John Carver, l. 1584-1621 CE), healing their chief Massasoit (l. c. 1581-1661 CE) of a disease, serving as advisor to governors John Carver and William Bradford (l. 1590-1657 CE), and holding the position himself as well as later drafting the Articles of Confederation of New England, a precursor to the earliest version of the U.S. Constitution.

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  • 1595 - 1655
    Life of writer Edward Winslow of the Plymouth Colony.
  • 1606 - 1611
    Edward Winslow formally educated at King's School.
  • 1613 - 1617
    Edward Winslow serves as apprentice to the publisher John Beale of London.
  • 1617
    Edward Winslow leaves England to join the separatist congregation of Leiden, the Netherlands; helps them publish anti-Anglican tracts.
  • 1618
    Edward Winslow marries Elizabeth Barker, a member of the Leiden congregation.
  • 1620
    Edward and Elizabeth Winslow sail to North America aboard the Mayflower.
  • 1620 - 1621
    Edward Winslow writes part of Mourt's Relation with William Bradford, an account of the establishment of Plymouth Colony.
  • 11 Nov 1620
    Edward Winslow is one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact.
  • 1621
    Elizabeth Winslow dies during the first winter of the Plymouth Colony.
  • Mar 1621
    Edward Winslow participates in forging the peace treaty between the colonists and Native Americans.
  • May 1621
    Edward Winslow marries Susanna White in the first wedding of the new colony.
  • 1623
    Edward Winslow saves the life of Massasoit, chief of the Wampanoag Confederacy.
  • 1624
    Publication of Edward Winslow's Good News from New England.
  • 1633 - 1644
    Edward Winslow serves as governor of Plymouth Colony three times for one year terms in 1633, 1636, and 1644.
  • 1643
    Edward Winslow participates in drafting the Articles of Confederation of New England, precursor to the earliest form of the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1646
    Edward Winslow returns to England and works for the statesman Oliver Cromwell.
  • 1655
    Edward Winslow dies of fever while on a mission to the Caribbean for Cromwell.