This book was written in 1906. Dr Henry M Dexter, of Pilgrim descent and born almost within sight of Plymouth Rock, desired to give to the world a more complete record than any which had been written of the religious and ecclesiastical movement in England that made the Pilgrims what they were and of their emigration to Holland and their life there before they came to America. Although he died before the book was complete, his son edited and rewrote the finished text. The contents of the book include: Book I. The England of Our Fathers; Book II. The Protestantism of Our Fathers; Book III. The Birthplace of the Pilgrim Church; Book IV. The Pilgrims themselves and how the Conflict developed them; Book V. The Pilgrims in Amsterdam; and Book VI. The Pilgrims in Leyden.