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The Pilgrim Fathers were not Puritans
"Historians point out that there is a great deal of difference between pilgrim and puritan, which many people use interchangeably, supposing them to be the same thing. The Puritans were a religious order that arose in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. They were the strictest among the Church of England. The Pilgrims split off from this sect and refused to follow the Church of England -- thus they were no longer puritans. In fact, they were not as strict as the old puritans, but were quite liberal in comparison with them."

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle - May 7, 1936

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Posted by The Curator on Wed Nov 26, 2014


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