Most people today don't understand the difference between the early Pilgrims and Puritans. There is a huge difference and is necessary to understand history. This is a short article explaining that difference, expecially the graph at the bottom of the page. "Pilgrims lived in the New England colonies, and so did the Puritans," via Mrs. Campbell.
“For we must consider that we shall be a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword through the world.” -- John Winthrop [see Matthew 5:14-16]
The Salem Witch Trials May Have Been Caused By Food Poisoning
Religion played an important role in Puritan life. They felt that they were chosen by God for a special purpose and that they must live every moment in a God-fearing manner. Every man, woman, and child was expected to attend the meeting on the Sabbath without question. Puritans were required to read the Bible which showed their religious discipline. If they didn't read the Bible, it was thought that they were worshiping the devil.
Cheapside 1813, East India House left. Regency shopping - At this time merchants serving the rich began to move into the Mayfair area but Covent Garden, Cheapside and Fleet Street were still havens for shopping.