Half a Story Never Told
More books have been written about the Mayflower Pilgrims than any other group of migrants in history. The Mayflower Missing is different. It follows in the footsteps of the less recorded and otherwise unknown. It's a detective hunt offering fresh perspectives whilst not taking liberties with historical accuracy. It will please as many as it will challenge.
Ed Harris is a full-time historical researcher and author who writes about people, places and events missing, misunderstood or mislaid from history, of which The Mayflower Missing is his latest.
Ed’s account of the Mayflower story is a new departure. Alongside well-recorded characters in the saga biding their time in the backstreets of London, Ed places Dorothy a street urchin reliant on begging and criminality to survive. Shipped aboard the Mayflower as an indentured servant, she survives the subsequent debacle to marry the only recorded carpenter hired to build a new world.
True to form, Ed forensically researches a lost archive to uncover a daughter given up at birth who creates a lineage spanning the history of America and back to London.
The Pilgrim ship Mayflower sailed from London in July 1620. By 1627 an unknowable number of New Englanders had disappeared.
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