The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough.

Motives for migration to and from Britain – religion and ideas Ulster Plantations, Pilgrim Fathers and the migration of Huguenots Looking West The 16th and 17th centuries were periods of tremendous change in Britain and Europe. Christianity was still the dominant intellectual force but it had been strongly influenced by the cultural Renaissance of the …

The pilgrims didn’t actually leave England because of religious persecution. They left because they were staunch Puritan conservatives and didn’t think the church was strict enough. Read More »