Rob uncovers the incredible story behind a humble British merchant ship that changed the world – The Mayflower. He finds out how a group of religious dissidents - the Pilgrims hire the ship to undertake a desperate voyage to the New World. Facing fierce storms, mutiny, deprivation and death the Mayflower’s crew and the Pilgrims overcame almost impossible odds to establish the colony that ultimately gave birth to the United States of America.
But ultimately Rob reveals that it’s a peace deal with the local tribes that saves the colony from almost certain disaster. The feast that marked their pact is celebrated today as Thanksgiving – and it cemented the Mayflower’s place in history.