Van Dyck

The Van Dycks are a fictional family, with a common Dutch name, who are living in New Amsterdam at the opening of Rutherfurd's New York. Their descendants marry into the Master family, whose fortunes the novel traces up to the present day.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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