During an era of extreme religious persecution, the Pilgrims struggled against the King of England. The seventeenth century saw a dawning of new ideas and continued the reform of the previous century. After breaking with England and failing to make a foothold in Holland, the Pilgrims gained a charter to start their own colony in Virginia. After losing their way in a storm, they landed in what is now Massachusetts. They named their new land Plymouth after the last town they saw in England.
Pilgrims didn't dress in the Hollywood stereotype of black and white, but rather in somber and muted colors made from natural dyes.