In a time of kings and queens, the law was strict and not everybody felt happy. There lived a group of people whose religious beliefs were different to the rest of the land. They decided they wanted to make a change to their lives so they would no longer feel isolated. They became known as the separatists.
They decided to leave England and set sail on a ship to Holland, but when they arrived Holland was no happier a place than where they had left. The families stayed in Holland for nearly 10 years; but some of them felt so unhappy that they decided that they needed to travel further again.