The Mayflower Generation
3.30 – 4.30 pm Fri 15th June
Selected by The Times as a History Book of the Year 2017, The Mayflower Generation follows the voyage of the pioneering British aboard the Mayflower and identifies the founding of Plymouth Colony as one of the seminal events in world history. But the poorly-equipped group of Puritans who crossed the Atlantic in the autumn of 1620 had no sense they would pass into legend.
Rebecca Fraser details domestic life in the seventeenth century, the histories of brave and vocal Puritan women and the contradictions between generations as fathers and sons made the painful decisions which determined their future in the New World.