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By Sam Fitzgerald

Cast from their domestic nation by way of spiritual intolerance, the Pilgrims' harrowing voyage to the recent global was once packed with hardships. yet via all of it they persevered, inspired via the promise of a higher existence within which they can assemble and worship God of their personal methods. a suite of ragtag ships carried them around the ocean, between them The Mayflower. stuffed into the ship's hull, 102 humans made this most famed pilgrimage. Besieged by means of disease and Indians and, a lot of them believed, witches, the Pilgrims finally flourished, increase colonies and constructing their very own principles for the perform of faith. here's their dramatic tale.

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Jan Hus, a theologian at the University of Prague who put forward ideas similar to Wycliffe’s, was condemned by church officials and burned at the stake, refusing to recant even as the fire was lit. English authorities hounded Wycliffe for his beliefs, but his views survived him. Martin Luther, who was born in Germany in 1483, adopted Wycliffe’s opinions as his own, maintaining that people did not need priests or bishops to obtain the blessings of God. He translated the Bible from Latin, which only men of the church spoke, into his native German, and he implored others to follow his teachings.

He finally turned up at nightfall and quickly loaded the passengers and their cargo onto his ship. But it was a trap: The captain had sold them out to royal officers, who put them into open boats, rifled through their belongings, stole their money, and handed them over to the king’s magistrates. The Privy Council, an advisory group to the king that included ministers of state, archbishops, princes, and other members of the king’s inner circle, was not overly disturbed by a group of country pilgrims attempting to get out of England.

Brewster accepted. Between late 1591 and early 1592, Brewster married a younger woman, Mary, and became postmaster of a country town, where he watched for travelers and royal couriers along the Great North Road. For riders who carried royal and official mail, he prepared Scrooby manor’s largest room to serve as a tavern. He maintained stables, where he was required by law to keep three good horses, and baked bread and brewed beer in houses he supervised. Brewster kept up with events in London by talking with wayfarers along the Great North Road.

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