Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Mayflower by Hourly History - Book Review

This is a short summary of the events surrounding the Dutch ship, The Mayflower, famous for carrying around 100 pilgrims from England to the New World on a very dangerous journey across the Atlantic.

The book started well, explaining the various conflicting views within Christianity, how the pilgrims differed in their views and their desire to remain English but be able to practice their religion without the threat of heresy. The book then talks about the Mayflower ship, the survivors of then journey, the establishment of the colony in the New World, the eventual conflict with the natives and touched upon the formation of the United States of America in the conclusion.

I felt the book had a right mix of focus on the various events, and to be honest, I had very little knowledge on the whole episode before reading this book. The book went step by step in a proper manner, explaining who are the pilgrims, why they demanded a separate state and what were their beliefs. The book then talked about the conditions in the ship and the eventual lifestyle in the New World. So, I felt this book was really good in its content and coverage and could easily help you understand the events surrounding The Mayflower voyage.

However, I felt that the title was a bit of a misnomer, the book focused very little on the actual voyage in itself and focused on the events before and after the voyage. Despite the fact that this journey is considered one of the most iconic moments in American history, I would have preferred it if there was a little more about the voyage in itself.

Based on what I have stated, I would award the book a rating of seven on ten.

Rating - 7/10

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