The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Mayflower Leaving Plymouth

This picture shows an artist's representation of the Mayflower leaving Plymouth. You can see Drake's Island in the background which was called St. Nicholas' Island at the time. The Mayflower colonists did not originate in Plymouth but were very impressed with the Puritan beliefs held by many in the port and so vowed to carry the name to the New World.

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by Stephen Luscombe