Four hundred years ago, across the vast Atlantic, something was stirring in the hearts of a handful of men and women, which would permanently mark history. Though they were not the noble or noteworthy of English society, this small band found the courage to stand for what they felt was right in the face of great odds. History tells the rest of the story. Names such as Bradford, Winslow, and Carver have become famous in America. But few realize what these men actually stood for, and even died for. The Pilgrim men and women who journeyed across the sea had lost their wives, their children, and friends (fourteen of the nineteen wives that had come on the Mayflower had died that first winter). Only half of those who boarded the Mayflower in their homeland were alive to sit around the table one year later. They had faced and endured dangers and tragedies that most humans don't even imagine.