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The Mayflower Pilgrims Derek Wilson

The Mayflower Pilgrims By Derek Wilson

The Mayflower Pilgrims by Derek Wilson

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This riveting reassessment of the voyage of the Mayflower explores the background and motives of those who sailed in her, taking us closer to the real reasons behind the epic journey

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The Mayflower Pilgrims: Sifting Fact from Fable by Derek Wilson

'Compelling reading' - Alison Weir 'A fresh and admirably unsentimental account' - Peter Marshall The voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 has come to typify those qualities that many believe represent the best of America and the values it holds up to the rest of the world. And yet, if they lived today, the courageous men, women and children who made that journey would not recognize themselves in the romantic retelling of their story in popular books and movies of the last century or so. So what were the motivating forces behind this momentous voyage? Derek Wilson strips away the over-painting from the icon to discover the complex range of religious, political and commercial concerns that led this group of hopeful but fallible human beings to seek a new life on the other side of the world.

The Mayflower Pilgrims Reviews

In characteristically lucid and vivid prose, Derek Wilson maps the multiple historical paths leading to one of the most famous embarkations in history. A fresh and admirably unsentimental account of the forces shaping the "Pilgrim Fathers". * Peter Marshall, FBA, FRHistS, Professor of History, University of Warwick *
I cannot praise too highly Derek Wilson's prose style, which is both masterful and lively. He writes with great conviction and a breathtaking attention to the kind of personal detail that makes his books such compelling reading. -- Alison Weir, historian and novelist
Derek Wilson does a superb job of separating fact from fiction to provide a very readable account of what actually happened. He does justice to the range of competing religious, commercial and political motives that led this group of people to leave England for America. * Church of England Newspaper *

About Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is a renowned historian and the author of over fifty books, including The Queen and the Heretic: How two women changed the religion of England (Lion, 2018), Superstition and Science: Mystics, sceptics, truth-seekers and charlatans (Robinson, 2017), The Plantagenets (Quercus, 2011) and A Brief History of Henry VIII (Robinson, 2009), as well as critically acclaimed biographies of Charlemagne and Holbein. Praise for Derek Wilson: 'Wilson's account is masterly ... His book is stimulating and authoritative.' John Guy in the Sunday Times 'Scores highly in thoroughness, clarity and human sympathy.' Sunday Telegraph 'Brilliant, endlessly readable. . . vivid, immediate history, accurate, complex, and tinged with personality.' Sunday Herald

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The Mayflower Pilgrims: Sifting Fact from Fable by Derek Wilson
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