Join author J.L. Rose, "Before the Mayflower," for this fascinating virtual talk about the Pilgrims in Leyden before their famous voyage as she highlights the importance of the textile industry, the role of women, and the revolutionary effect of the printing press on all layers of 17th century society. This talk is sponsored by the Alden Kindred of America.
In this 400th Anniversary (1620-2020) edition of "Before the Mayflower: The Prequel…" readers follow the group that fled England and the King’s Church for the Netherlands, seeking religious refuge, uncovering the brave and bold path of a congregation firm in their belief of God’s plan and predestination. This historic novel follows the families of Master Brewster, Pastor Robinson, and John Carver to Leyden, all while remaining connected to the Okes family, the core fictional family in London led by Master Printer Nicholas Okes. The printing press and the city of Leyden and its University are powerful “characters” binding the factual and fictional families tightly together.