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Pilgrim fathers 2

During my holiday I will post some photos from my archive. This week: Pilgrim Father sites in Delfshaven and Leiden.

When I visited Leiden, restoration works were going on in and around the Pieterskerk (St. Peter's Church) in Leiden.

Memorial plaque on the Pieterskerk, commemorating the English puritans who died during their stay in Leiden.

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Blogger Miriam said...

Henk, I have loved all the photos you have posted of Delfshaven and the Wilhelminakade. I have ancestors that sailed on the Mayflower, and many of my Frisian immigrant ancestors left the Netherlands from the Wilheminkade. These are important ancestral locations, and it means a lot to me to see these pictures!

One small correction: The Pilgrims were not Puritans; they were Separatists. Puritans wanted to purify the Church of England; Separatists wanted to separate entirely from the Church, which is why they were so persecuted and came to Holland and later, America. And not all the Pilgrims were Separatists, either; they couldn't afford to pay for the Mayflower voyage themselves, so they had to let other non-religious people come with them to help pay for the trip. The Separatists called them "Strangers."

 
Blogger Henk said...

Thanks for your update, Miriam. I don't have time now to investigate your comments - I just arrived home after four weeks abroad. But I will check your comments and update my website as soon as possible.

 

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