This study guide, companion to Miles Standish: Puritan Captain, is available for a free download HERE. But it printing is not an option for you, order this pre-printed version! I’ve kept the price low to make it accessible to everyone.
Get your copy of Miles Standish HERE.
Originally published in 1872, author John S. C. Abbott weaves the story of the original Plymouth Colony in 1620. The history of this little settlement is full of adventure, sadness, and miracles, and lays the foundation for what would become the United States of America. Drawing liberally from the firsthand accounts of William Bradford, William Brewster, Edward Winslow, John Robinson, Abbott puts the details into a wonderful chronological narrative, from the persecution of the Puritans in England to the death of their beloved Captin, Miles Standish. This is a must-read for any student of history, and anyone who wants to get the facts from those who made history.
“Fortunately, there can be no doubt in reference to the essential facts. All these events have occurred within the last three hundred years, a period fully covered by authentic historical documents. In giving occasional extracts from these documents, I have deemed it expedient to modernize the spelling, and occasionally to exchange an unintelligible, obsolete word for one now in use.” (John S. C. Abbott)
There’s no better history book than a story skillfully woven from the actual writings of those who lived it. This is one of those books!
This book, though written over 100 years ago, is still a pretty easy read for today’s kids. It can be read aloud to younger kids, or assigned reading to older kids. Parents, I think you will love it, too, so don’t hesitate to read along!