The voyage of the Mayflower and the settling of New England have become iconic, a founding story for the USA. And yet Derek Wilson argues that it is a gilded myth, a historical episode seen through the distorting lens of later nationalism.
In this book he describes the complex range of religious, political and commercial concerns that led a group of hopeful but fallible human beings to seek a new life across the ocean.
Join us to discuss this new book (described by Alison Weir as 'masterful and lively') at a landmark event. Insights from other books are also welcome.
The event is free to attend and is open to all - no booking required. If you don't have time to read the book, a summary will be available.
Email Sue Kay (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call DDE on 01392 438811 for more information.
initiative of Devon Development Education, Global Book Club Plymouth is
supported by the University of Plymouth.