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Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Salty, Nov 27, 2013.
Did the Pilgrims come to the New World for religious freedom?
I would say "yes," but that may not have been the only reason they came.
Also, one needs to keep in mind that the Pilgrims that arrived in 1620 are not the same as the Puritans who arrived some ten years later.
Looks like they were repulsed by by worldliness and religious oppression:
Why the Pilgrims left Leyden