Lead: In 1609 a group of English dissenters, later known as pilgrims, made their way to the Dutch town of Leyden. For eleven years they worked and practiced their religion, but their vision led them to another shore.   

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Originially from the Nottinham village of Scrooby, these dissenters wished relief from worship in the Anglican church. Seeing little hope for that, they sought to escape to the relatively free atmosphere of the protestant Netherlands. After several attempts, they finally arrived in Amsterdam, making their way further to the town of Leyden. English authorities were incensed, but the Dutch allowed them to stay.