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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 →

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 →

Motorcycle Trials Competition

From Edwardian times motorcycle manufacturers took an early interest in trials as they wanted to demonstrate their products to the public. The nature of the events, owing to the improving skills of the riders together with the development of machinery, would considerably alter over the years. In early days just to complete the course without... Continue Reading →

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