Mayflower Enthusiasts' Manual

The Pilgrim Fathers' historic voyage of 1620 - The Founding Fathers, colonising the New World and the birth of modern America

Mayflower Enthusiasts' Manual
Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781785216473
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Published to mark the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower in 1620 and the establishment of the first colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, the Haynes Mayflower Enthusiasts' Manual tells the story of how the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from Plymouth in Devon to America, seeking to establish a fresh life in the New World, free from religious persecution.

After a grueling 66-day journey across the Atlantic the ship and its 102 passengers landed at Cape Cod. In the harsh winter that followed roughly half their number died of disease and malnutrition. The group finally decided on a site in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they built their colony. From these challenging beginnings, Plymouth became the birthplace of modern America.

The Haynes Mayflower Enthusiasts' Manual looks at:
  • The first colonies and the first settlers in America
  • The story of the ‘lost colony’ on Roanoke Island, North Carolina
  • What made the Pilgrim Fathers travel to the New World
  • The historic voyage of the Mayflower
  • How seafarers crossed the oceans in the 17th century
  • Early settler life in New England
  • The inspiring story of the replica Mayflower II in 1957 and its recent renovation for the 400th anniversary celebrations in September 2020

The author

Jonathan Falconer is the author of more than 35 books on aspects of aviation and military history, including the Haynes Handley Page Halifax Manual, Short Stirling Manual, D-Day Operations Manual, and co-author (with Brian Rivas) of the de Havilland Mosquito Manual.  He was commissioning editor of the 14-volume Battle Zone Normandy series in 2004 for Sutton Publishing, and is now a senior commissioning editor with Haynes. He lives in Wiltshire.

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Format: Hardback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781785216473
Illustrations: 250 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.3 in x 10.6 in / 210.82 mm x 269.24 mm