As a young man, Winslow travelled to Holland and became acquainted with the Leyden church. He worked as a printer in Holland before embarking on the Puritan expedition to North America on board the Mayflower in 1620. In 1632, Winslow became the third governor of the province of Plymouth. He returned to England on numerous occasions as both a trade emissary and a diplomat representing the colony. On his last trip to England in 1654, he was commissioned by Cromwell's government and took part in the expedition to the West Indies to capture Hispaniola from the Spanish. After the defeat at Santo Domingo, he travelled to Jamaica, but was taken ill with a fever on the journey and died. He was buried at sea. Winslow is believed to be the author of Mourt's Relation (1622) which chronicled the events of the Plymouth colony. His other published works included Good Newes From New England: A Relation of Things Remarkable in That Plantation (1624), Hypocracie Unmaked (1646) and New England's Salamander (1647). Winslow is also the only Mayflower passenger to have had his portrait painted.
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