The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World | Squaducation

The Mayflower Sets Sail for the New World
 –  August 5th 1620  –  

 

The religious turmoil of sixteenth century Britain, the split from Rome under Henry VIII’s Act of Supremacy in 1535, the establishment of the Church of England under Henry, then completed under Elizabeth I and the leanings of the first Stuart King, James I, led to a group of people deciding that England was not a country religiously suitable for them in which to live. It did not have the religious flexibility they desired and they were disappointed with how James I, possibly worried about Catholic plots again, was not…

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