Little Woodham C17th English Living Village (Part 2)

Little Woodham C17th English Living Village (Part 2)

To get a better understanding of what life was like in England during the 17th century we looked at reconstructed buildings such as at Little Woodham – Living History Village in Hampshire. The village started in the mid-1980s as a community project and was initially funded with a grant from Portsmouth Council.  It is now ...
Little Woodham C17th English Living Village

Little Woodham C17th English Living Village

Today it is still possible to see buildings all over England and in Leiden in the Netherlands dating back to the period when the Mayflower passengers lived there. In many cases these buildings have been altered over the years although elements of them still survive. To get a better understanding of what life was like ...
Old buildings still standing dating from the Mayflower era

Old buildings still standing dating from the Mayflower era

One the great things about filming for the Mayflower DVD project was being able to see some of the places associated with passengers who sailed to America in 1620. Passenger John Howland lived in Fenstanton in Huntingdonshire. Passengers Elizabeth Tilly, her parents, plus Humility Cooper and Henry Samson all originated from Henlow in Bedfordshire.  While ...
The role of the London Guilds in the Mayflower Story

The role of the London Guilds in the Mayflower Story

The London Guilds played a pivotal role in the Mayflower story and the emergence of England as a great trading nation. Whilst the Guilds themselves did not fund the Mayflower voyage their members did. One of the Mayflower sponsors was really committed to the project as he was a passenger onboard the ship with his ...
The Making of Mayflower 400 DVD – Webinar

The Making of Mayflower 400 DVD – Webinar

This webinar was streamed on the 11th November 2020, and presented by Adrian Moss (Managing Director of Focus and Research Lead / Director & Producer of the Mayflower 400 DVD), and introduced by Peter O’Sullivan (Former member of Mayflower 400 programme team and resident of Winchcombe, Gloucestershire). It was specifically aimed at a local area, ...
The critical role of Oxbridge in the Mayflower story

The critical role of Oxbridge in the Mayflower story

(photo – Dr Alice Soulieux-Evans: Historian in Residence – Christian Heritage) We interviewed Alice to learn more about the key role that Oxford and Cambridge Universities played in theological education and debate leading up to and through the Reformation. Initially monasteries and religious orders managed education from schools through to University.  Some rich people funded ...