William Bradford

(1590—1657) a founder of Plymouth Colony

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Pilgrim leader. He was born in Yorkshire and escaped to Holland with the Scrooby separatists. After the Mayflower reached Plymouth, the first permanent colony in New England, he was elected governor and guided the colony until his death. He pacified the Native Americans, achieved financial independence from the London merchants, and wrote his History of Plimmoth Plantation.

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