Privateer Captain Thomas Cromwell after leaving Plymouth for Boston in 1646, showed uncommon kindness in his selection of lodging:
“He and all his men had much money, and great store of plate and jewels of great value; yet he took up his lodging in a poor thatched house, and when he was offered the best in the town, his answer was, that in his mean estate that poor man entertained him, when others would not, and therefore he would not leave him now, when he might do him good.”
Demonstration of the use of musketry and pole arms, a method used in the 17th century by most European armies. Method used effectively by the Dutch in their rebellion against the Hapsburg (Spanish) Empire 1568 to 1648.
Video taken during New Plimmoth Gard drill for the USA Thanksgiving Parade to take place 11/19/2016. http://usathanksgiving.com/index.php
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