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Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick
Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick. Richard spent several years of his childhood at Middleham Castle in Wensleydale under the tutelage of his cousin Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick (later known as the "Kingmaker" because of his role in the Wars of the Roses).
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Mayflower Passenger List... Mayflower Passenger List The passengers on the Mayflower included single men, married couples, and families with children. A large portion of the passengers left England for religious freedom. These passengers, more commonly known as "pilgrims," were part of the religious congregation of Leiden, Holland and were non-conformists. Three of them were pregnant women.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers
The pilgrims selected a site on the western shore of Cape Cod in Massachusetts which they named Plymouth and where they established their colony. During that first winter, 46 of the 102 colonists died from the severe cold plus an influenza type of illness known as the “great sickness”, and left the remaining colonists weakened and without adequate food and supplies.
The Voyage and Wreck of The Sea Venture
The 1609 fleet comprised eight ships, of which the flagship was the Sea Venture, built by master shipwright, Christopher Newport. The three men in charge of the mission were Admiral Sir George Somers, Samuel Jordan(10th GGF), and Sir Thomas Gates.The Sea Venture set sail from Plymouth on June 2, 1609, bound for Jamestown, Virginia. Everything was going smoothly until the flotilla ran into a hurricane, the ship landed and discovered Bermuda.
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The "Sea Venture" ... sailed as part of a flotilla ... [destined for] Jamestown, Virginia. On 23 July, a hurricane at sea separated the Sea Venture from the other vessels. After four days, she began taking on water. Land was sited and she wrecked between two reefs off the shores of Bermuda. All passengers safely made land." Two small ships were reconstructed from wreckage and successfully sailed for Virginia, inspiring the English to continue their colonial efforts in North America.
Mayflower Steps - The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, south-west England, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 September 1620. The traditional site of their disembarkation in North America is Plymouth Rock.