John Billington: The Mayflower Pilgrim Who Was Executed for Murder

In 1620, pilgrim John Billington crossed the Atlantic Ocean to become the first convicted murderer of the Plymouth colony.

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  • The Mayflower crossing the Atlantic to the New World.

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  • "Landing of the Pilgrims" by Michele Felice Corne

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  • "Signing of the Mayflower Compact" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

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