Lecture: The Long Search for Freedom
This lecture by James Gray will focus on a group of people from the Midlands and what drove them to embark on an extraordinary voyage across the Atlantic, creating both history and a major step towards religious freedom in the process.
This lecture is part of a series of Mayflower 400 lectures organied by the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society. There will be six lectures plus a guided walk taking place during the summer and autumn months of 2020. They will bring together a group of well-known and highly regarded authors who have written about The Mayflower, the Leiden Congregation and the settlement of the people who became known as 'the pilgrims' in Plymouth Massachusetts.
The evenings will be based in Rotherhithe, the home port and final resting place of the ship and her master and, although organised by the Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Local History Society, they will be open to everyone at minimal admission fees. The talks will provide an unmissable opportunity to discover the secrets of the ship, her background, voyage and legacy, and to compare the themes and issues of 400 years ago with those in the world of today.
Booking essential at: www.rbhistory.org.uk or 020 8692 4446. Only £3 (members free) including a glass of wine at the interval.
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Date: Wed 27 May 2020
18:30 - 20:00
Canada Water Theatre
21 Surrey Quays Rd, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7AR