The Mayflower: The Families, the Voyage, and the Founding of America

Thursday, November 9, 2017   Time: TBD

Rebecca Fraser  sheds new light about the Mayflower and on a family caught up in all the perils of crossing the ocean and settling in the wilderness.

But the story did not end there. All settlers had to become linguists, traders, and explorers, and yet not forget their roots and customs from the old country. With the aid of exciting contemporary documents, Mrs.  Fraser brings the Winslow  to life, a family made less ordinary by their responses to the challenges of the New World.

The very special relationship between Edward Winslow and Massassoit chief of the Wampanoags is commemorated in the first Thanksgiving. But fifty years later Edward’s son Josiah was commander in chief of the New England militias against Massassoit’s son in King Philip’s War.

Written with the pace of an epic, this is a story that is both national but intimate and human, chronicling as the Winslows made the painful decisions that ensured their survival in America.

REBECCA FRASER, a long-time Winslow Association Member, has worked as a researcher, an editor, and a journalist, and has written for many publications, including Tatler, Vogue, The Times, and The Spectator. She is the author of The Brontës and The Story of Britain and lives in England.

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