History of the Pilgrims

History of the Pilgrims

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The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain was founded in 1902 to promote 'good-will, good-fellowship, abiding friendship, and everlasting peace between the United States and Great Britain'. Throughout the twentieth century its glittering dinners and receptions for ambassadors, statesmen and opinion-makers were a focus for an alliance across the Atlantic. In the dawning years of the 21st century, as the world faces a crisis unimaginable to the society's founders a hundred years before, the 'special relationship' between the USA and the UK is as valuable as ever, and the Pilgrims Society continues to play its part by cultivating mutual interest, understanding and friendship between the two countries. This meticulously researched and elegantly written history features more than 200 rare illustrations from the society's archives, graphically evoking the special atmosphere of the Pilgrims.show more

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  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 174 x 236 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 200 b&w illustrations
  • 1861972903
  • 9781861972903

About Anne Pimlott Baker

Anne Pimlott Baker is a Research Associate on the New Dictionary of National Biography. From an Anglo-American background (in 1898 her grandmother was the first woman to qualify for a Harvard PhD), she read Modern History at Oxford and has taught history at Benenden School. After bringing up three sons she returned to historical research, and contributed to the 'Missing Persons' and 1986-90 volumes of the Dictionary of National Biography.show more