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Historic moment to be marked with in-depth documentary by TV historian

TV historian Dan Snow will help mark a moment in history next week by presenting an online documentary, airing on 16 September, marking exactly 400 years to the day since the Mayflower ship set sail from Plymouth.

Titled ‘Mayflower 400 – Steering our future, informed by the past’, the ‘Dan Snow’s History Hit’ digital programme will reflect the story of the colonists, the impact their arrival had on the Native American people who helped them, and the wider colonial context of this journey.

It will also include an in-depth look at some of the cultural projects involved in the commemorative year.

The online documentary is part of a series of key events in the Mayflower 400 event and culture programme that culminates with a Four Nations Commemoration Ceremony involving the USA, Netherlands, UK and Wampanoag nations on July 11 next year.

The anniversary programme will importantly involve representatives from the Wampanoag nation who will tell their side of this story in their own words for the first time.

You can watch the online documentary at 6pm on Wednesday, 16 September, on the Mayflower 400 UK website here.

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