The church of England King Henry Ⅷ, 1534, separated from the Roman Catholic Church. Queen Mary, 1555, fully restored under Rome in
Puritans ≠ PuristsA Dates from 1706 group of people who A person who adheres grew discontent in the Church of England and strictly and often excessively to a worked towards tradition", especially religious, moral and "one preoccupied with societal reforms. the purity of a language and its Settled Massachusetts protection from the use Bay (1630). of foreign or altered forms.“----Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary
Separatists In the 16th and 17th centuries wished to separate from the Church of England and form independent local churches. One group of Separatists left England for Holland in 1608, and in 1620 some of them, the Pilgrims, settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Pilgrims The group of separatists and other individuals who were the founders of Plymouth Colony . “Pilgrim Fathers” is given to those members who made the first crossing on the Mayflower.
What we can learn Their insisting fighting for religion freedom. Their courage to overcome difficulties, both from human and nature. Their hardworking after reach the New Land, and make a great change on the ground.