~~All that is essential for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing~~
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The Mayflower passengers can be placed into two general groups.
The first group, the Leiden Group, were the religious Separatists who had originally fled from England to Leiden, Holland.
The initial Leiden group had come to Holland in 1608 from the general region of England where Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire meet (from towns like Scrooby and Austerfield), but over time additional members arrived and joined the church
in Leiden, especially from Separatist groups from Canterbury and Sandwich, Kent; Norwich and Yarmouth, Norfolk; Colchester,
Essex; and London. The second group, the London Group, were in some way associated with the investors who were putting
their money into the joint-stock company the Pilgrims were using to fund their voyage. Some had Puritan sentiments.
Some were relatives of the Leiden group, but had not made the migration to Holland. Some had financial schemes rolling
through their minds. And some simply wanted to go to Virginia to start a new life with new opportunities.