The history of the Pilgrims begins when various preliminary actions resulted in the formation of their congregation at Scrooby in 1605-1606. That church congregation's history expanded when the Pilgrims formed Plimoth colony, which existed from 1620 to 1691-1692. The "Pilgrim Era" would be considered to span the years 1606-1691.
Let's put our Pilgrim fathers into the context of history below. Use your cursor to scroll within the timeline.