Some unknown facts about the pilgrims and their Mayflower voyage: (1) Not all of the Mayflower's passengers were motivated by religion. (2) They didn’t land in Plymouth first. (3) Some of the passengers had been to America before. (4) The Pilgrims were relatively tolerant of other religious beliefs. (5) The Pilgrims didn’t name Plymouth, Massachusetts, for Plymouth, England.
Pilgrim badge from the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. This badge is in the form of a scallop shell. In the dentre of the shell is a standing figure of St. James dressed as a pilgrim with a hat, hooded cloak, satchel and holding a staff. Museum of London. 14th c.
Pilgrim badge of the Virgin Mary from an unknown shrine. This badge depicts a crowned letter ‘M’, which stood for Maria, Queen of Heaven. The crown is decorated with two acorns. The Virgin was thought of as a universal protector. Production Date: Late Medieval; 15th century