Sunday, 6 September 2020

Mayflower: the London dimension

I have just finished this book.by local author and historian Graham Taylor.

Graham's book is full of insight and interest, not least the focus it gives to the crucial London dimension of the Mayflower story, and its brilliant explanation of who the pilgrims were, what motivated them, and what they bequeathed to us in terms of the freedom of religion and the right for individuals to live according to their conscience. 

 It's an excellent read, full of fascinating detail. I particular enjoyed reading the names the pilgrims gave to their children: eg Humility, Resolved, Desire, Wrestling, Love (a boy),  and the baby that was born on the voyage, Oceanus.

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