Re: 51 of 102 Pilgrims die of vicious sickness
There is a guy that has a website about Stephen Hopkins. He has written several books about him and that is where I got the info, I think. I am also reading Philbrick's "Mayflower" book. There were two dogs on board, a mastiff and spaniel and probably several ships cats. The facinating thing to me is why did Stephen Hopkins family escape the illness completely? He was the only Pilgrim who had experience in the new world having been at Jamestown. Could he have prepared his family in some way differently than the others?