Mayflower

The Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower are usually thought of as Puritan worthies. In fact, they mostly belonged to an obscure and unremembered sect called the Brownists. The real story of the sailing of this group of eccentrics and indentured servants is told in LONDON: 'God's Fire'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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