Saints and Strangers
Saints & Strangers is a story that goes beyond the familiar historical account of Thanksgiving and the founding of Plymouth Plantation, revealing the trials and tribulations of the settlers at Plymouth: 102 men, women and children who sailed on a chartered ship for a place they had never seen. Of this group, half are those we think of as “pilgrims,” religious separatists who abandoned their prior lives for a single cause: religious freedom. The other half, the "merchant adventurers," had less spiritual and more material, real-world objectives. This clash of values created complex inner struggles for the group as they sought to establish a new colony, compounded by a complicated relationship with the local Native American tribes. The conflicting allegiances among these groups culminated in trials of assimilation, faith, and compromise, that continued to define our nation to this day.
Here is a brief description of the historical series Saints and Strangers. From it you will learn about the chronicle of a difficult voyage of the English merchant ship called the Mayflower which went on a long voyage in September 1620 in order to reach the shores of the New World. Hundreds of passengers of strong spirit left the territory of England and went towards a new life. These passengers were completely different personalities. Here can see the many adventurers who want to escape from the shame and the other braves which dream about a great adventures. They are absolutely not frightened then that ahead they must to cross the harsh Atlantic. However, very soon will know that not all the travelers could see the coast of America. Those who managed to survive during a storm and disease, expect many other severity. Still, happily continue to hope for the best. But unknown land not in a hurry to rejoice of intruders. Indian tribes which live in the area do not wish to establish contact with European settlers. But some from the Indians understand the fact that them would be profitable to create a new alliance with strangers and get along peacefully. Aboriginals designate responsible for this process Skvanto warrior which speaks languages and know the customs of both sides. However, the selected mediator turned out to be a sly personality. He started a double play that matched his personal benefits.Read more »