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Plymouth Colony
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was a settlement of English Puritans in the southeast corner of Massachusetts. Under the leadership of pastor J. Robinson, English separates migrated first in 1603 from Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, to Holland. Despite freedom found there, they soon became worried about the education of their children. In September 1620, 41 settlers boarded the ship Mayflower, along with 61 others, for Virginia. Blown off course to the north, they landed on Cape Cod in November. Before disembarking, th…

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Noll, Mark A., “Plymouth Colony”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024604>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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