Mayflower - Study Guide Part 3: Chapter 11, The Ancient Mother Summary & Analysis

Nathaniel Philbrick
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During the 1640s, England was in a civil war and migration to the New World dwindled. Some settlers returned to England to join the effort to overthrow King Charles. When the king was executed in 1649, England became Puritan. England was now on center stage and many in America felt left out of the important events happening. The civil war also had a devastating effect on the economy of the America, where prices dropped and they were left with surpluses that they could not move.

Edward Winslow was one of the people who decided to return to England. For over twenty years, he had negotiated between Plymouth and England. In 1646, he sailed for England on a diplomatic voyage, but he kept delaying his return. He would never step foot in the New World again. He died in 1655 after...

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