Rotherhithe is the village where master Christopher Jones lived and is buried, and from where the Mayflower crew were recruited. It is commonly believed to be the starting point for Mayflower's journey across the Atlantic in 1620, and where she ended her days on her return.
The City of London is often overlooked in the story of the Mayflower but this is where the funding for the hire of the Mayflower was raised. A group of financially astute men would lay the foundations for what are the venture capitalists of today. London has always been at the forefront of finance
The story of the Mayflower is usually presented as a tale of persecuted Pilgrims crossing the Atlantic in circumstances of grave adversity to inhabit a desolate wilderness. There is another perspective. This lecture asks not where did they go to, but where did they come from? Who paid the piper?
Exhibition Exploring the Native American Wampanoag Story
An ambitious new touring exhibition 'Wampum: Stories from the Shells of Native America' aims to unite contemporary indigenous artists in the USA with historic museum collections in the UK, and puts the Native American Wampanoag nation’s story front and centre.