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

New England was made up of a number of colonies.  Plymouth and Massachusetts, the most important during the Great Migration, had very different histories which may have translated into different motives amongst their settlers.  Figure 1 shows the location of the colonies within New England. Figure 1: New England Colonies The original patent for the... Continue Reading →

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