New Video Reveals The Real Pilgrim Story

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Off The Grid News sets out on a quest to shed some light on the life of the pilgrims before they set sail for America.

“Over centuries, we have distanced ourselves from our Christian roots and values,” says Heid. “We need the philosophy of the pilgrims now more than ever.”

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Bill Heid, Founder of Off The Grid News, set out on a quest to more clearly define the lineage of the early Christian pilgrims. Who were these pilgrims? What made them pack up and move away from their homes? Based on his past knowledge of the pilgrims the biggest question Heid set out to answer was, “Who was chasing these people?”
History books tell us that the pilgrims set out on a quest to the “New World.” Their journey to the new world started from the moment they set sail from port in Plymouth. We know of the journey they took across the Atlantic Ocean and the challenges they met as they trekked onto the shores of the east coast. But what we are less familiar with is why these people set out on this dangerous and unknown quest.
In order to get to the bottom of this question, Heid traveled to England and met up with Sue Allan, author of “Steps Along The Pilgrim Trail”. Allan was also featured on Kurt Cameron’s film “Monumental.” While Allan’s time spent on the film “Monumental” was limited, Heid views Allan as one of the foremost historians of the pilgrims.

Throughout the video, Heid and Allan tour through England shedding light on the small subtleties that contributed to the Puritans drive to set sail to the new world. They describe William Brewster as a major player in what was the “Underground Puritan movement.” They delve into the history behind Scrooby manor and St. Wilfred’s Church in Scrooby. During this discussion, Allan divulges that Joseph Brewster was the vicar for the Church in Scrooby. Because Joseph Brewster was the vicar, he was able to continually appoint a Puritan as the active clergyman. When he was forced to dismiss a clergyman who was found to be a Puritan, he would appoint a new Puritan.
During their time in Scrooby, Heid and Allan visit the grounds that played host to King Henry VIII and what was once Scrooby manor and home to William Brewster. Allan depicts an image of what the grounds of Scrooby manor would have looked like during Brewster’s time.
After a tour around Scrooby, they set out to the village of Austerfield in order to unearth some history on William Bradford. During their time in Austerfield they get a rare opportunity to visit the house that William Bradford grew up in.
“Over centuries, we have distanced ourselves from our Christian roots and values,” says Heid. “We need the philosophy of the pilgrims now more than ever.”

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