Fear, Hunger, Death: Christmas and the Mayflower Settlers

A talk by Richard Holledge, author of Voices of the Mayflower.

At Christopher Jones’ House then Lambard’s Salthouse in Kings Head Street, Harwich.
Saturday December 10th, midday to 2pm.

Immerse yourself in the world of the master and crew of the Mayflower and their passengers as they face their first Christmas in the New World. It really is a matter of life and death.

The Innkeeper’s finest seafarer’s sausage and mash and Harwich ale from the wood included in ticket price.

Richard Holledge is a journalist who has worked for many UK newspapers and in writing about that most scrutinised of subjects – the voyage of the Mayflower and the symbolic foundation stone of the free world laid by its passengers – he stays glued to the facts but brings them alive with a dramatic narrative. The result is an accessible historical novel that cuts through sanitised history and folklore and gets to the people, their dreams, and their dark dealings as they fight to survive.

Following a tour of Christopher Jones’ House, cross the road to the Grade II* listed Lambard’s Salthouse, a house that Jones knew well, for Richard’s talk and some food and drink.

Signed copies of Voices of the Mayflower will be available for purchase.

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