English Separatism and the Pilgrim Fathers

Mayflower_compact1This theme was the focus of this morning’s In Our Time on Radio 4.  It gives a reasonable overview of the main historical circumstances surrounding the departure of East Midlands Separatists for the Netherlands and from there to the Americas.  Not a mention of Baptists or Smyth and Helwys though.  You can listen to it here.  The picture is of the Mayflower Compact
, signed on arrival at Cape Cod.  I hate pictures of boats.