Myles Standish, an English military officer was hired to be the Pilgrim’s military captain. He came with his wife Rose, who died in the winter of 1620-1621. Myles married Barbara about 1623, and they had 7 children, Charles, Alexander, John, Myles, Lora, Josiah, and Charles. Standish was known for his short temper and short stature. Myles Standish was instrumental in selecting a location for the fort and settlement. Standish led military expeditions and trading expeditions with Indian groups.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This Myles Standish history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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