The England and Holland of the Pilgrims


The England and Holland of the Pilgrims - Henry Martyn Dexter, D.D., LL.D. and Morton Dexter. This classic work provides a fascinating picture of the world our Pilgrim fathers left behind. The customs, clothing, homes, festivals, food, drink, schools, and literature are described, along with “unhygienic conditions,” remedies, epidemics, surgery, superstitions, witchcraft and more. Religious reform, the history of Scrooby (“birthplace of the Pilgrim Church”), and the lives of early Pilgrim leaders Brewster, Bradford and Robinson illustrate the early phases of this movement. Their “exodus” to Holland and eventual departure to the New World in 1620 are explained in detail. The appendix contains lists of people in the Pilgrim Company in Leyden, Holland; other English people in Leyden; a Citizenship List; English Sources of the Pilgrim Emigration; and a list of Plymouth Colonists from Leyden. (1906, 2008), 2010, 5½x8½, paper, index, 700 pp.

ISBN: 9780788419447