Extract from: Motivations for the ‘Great Migration’ to New England 1628-1640: the Case of the Hercules, March 1634/1635 Diane Thomas

The Hercules sailed from Sandwich to New England in March 1634/5 carrying 102 men, women and   children.  Only fourteen years after the Mayflower, and four years after the founding of Boston, the Hercules made its journey at the start of the second phase of a movement which saw an estimated 20,000 English people emigrate to... Continue Reading →

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