Michael Tougias on the Mayflower to King Philip’s War

In a wide-ranging presentation covering the story of the Mayflower landing in Plymouth in 1620 to the end of the King Philip War in 1676, author Michael Tougias covers the content of two of his books, Until I Have No Country and King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict, written with Eric Schultz. Click here for a 57-minute YouTube video of his talk sponsored by the Jenks Center in Winchester, MA on November 11, 2021.

Tougias begins with the history of the landing of the Mayflower on Cape Cod on November 11, 1620, and follows them through to the King Philip War. Tougias (above, right) is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics.

Tougias goes on to describe the Pequot War of 1636 in which an entire Native village is burned, and then to the attempt by Pokanoket Massasoit Metacomet (King Philip) to drive the English out of New England in 1675-76.

(Above, left and center) Tougias illustrates his description of the War with several drawings, the first of which shows the route that Metacomet took out to Brookfield and then to Deerfield and Springfield, burning English settlements along the way. (Above, right) Members of today’s Pokanoket Tribe pose for a photo in front of the Seat of Metacomet at Mt. Hope in Bristol, RI, on a visit that Tougias made in preparation for writing his book.