This interesting volume, presenting a fascinating history of the Pilgrims in England, Holland, and New England, was written by one of the most well-known and honored Nonconformist ministers of his time, who was also a respected historian and writer. He made a life-long study of the Pilgrim and Puritan founders of New England. His account begins with a review of the origins of Nonconformist sects over several centuries preceding the Pilgrims and then proceeds to detail the beginnings of the Pilgrim congregation, first at Gainsborough and later at Scrooby. The story continues with their exile in Holland, the sailing of the Mayflower, and the establishment of Plymouth Plantation. The volume concludes with an account of the early years of the new plantation; the establishment of new settlements elsewhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut; and finally, the creation of the United Colonies – Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and New Haven in 1643. This readable and informative reprint has been made from the 3rd edition, and is illustrated with 15 drawings of English locations associated with the Pilgrims.