Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

Is it true that the Mayflower Pilgrims were not actually Puritans?

Update:

What I understand is that Puritans wanted to remain in the Anglican church and reform it, but the people on the Mayflower were Congregationalists. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They were  a  Puritan sect called " Separatists ".

     extract,

    "Many of the Pilgrims were members of a Puritan sect known as the Separatists. They believed that membership in the Church of England violated the biblical precepts for true Christians, and they had to break away and form independent congregations that adhered more strictly to divine requirements.".

    https://www.plimoth.org/explore/17th-century-engli...

  • gerald
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Unless you were Church of England you were in danger and many religions were in secret the new land was free so was a great attraction it was a few faiths like puritans and quakers prespetarians and they developed more when landed 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They were Brownists, Protestant dissenters.

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