Britain has a long naval history, with vessels such as HMS Victory, The Golden Hinde, HMS Beagle, RMS Titanic and the Mayflower all playing a part in the formation of the country's national identity, or at least, certain versions of it.
In 2020 we will be bringing you the story of one of these ships, one which has become a cultural icon and part of the national myth of another country - the United States of America. Her name, the Mayflower.
2020 is the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower's voyage to North America. Onboard were a collection of Puritans, traders and adventurers, now often known today as the Pilgrims. The Pilgrims signed the Mayflower Compact prior to leaving the ship to establish Plymouth Colony, a document which established a rudimentary form of democracy with each member contributing to the welfare of the community.
Over the next few months Brick to the Past will be working on a huge LEGO model to commemorate this journey. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-to-date!
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