In the early 1600s, a group of English men and women called Separatists were living in Holland. They had moved there because in England they did not have religious freedom
((Image of no religious freedom in England))
On August 21, 1620, the Pilgrims set off again for America. But soon water was again leaking into the Speedwell.
two ships onto one ship made the Mayflower very crowded. There were now about 130 people on the small ship, 102 of the Pilgrims. On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for America again. Unfortunately, because of the delay, the Mayflower would be crossing the Atlantic Ocean during the dangerous stormy season. . The only real problem was seasickness among many of the Pilgrims, who were so ill they could hardly move. It was cold, wet, and very uncomfortable aboard the ship.
On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower stopped at Cape Cod. It had been 66 days since the Pilgrims had left England and The Mayflower stayed in Plymouth through the winter as the Pilgrims built their houses, and the ship finally returned to England on April 5, 1621 .