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Blazon of arms: Or a bend lozengy Argent and Gules.

SOURCE/NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration for background is from a portrait of Edward Winslow also showing his signature and coat of arms dated 1639. The arms are not blazoned here. The blazon is given in Burke’s General Armory of 1884, London, page 1124 in the left column, the first Winslow entry given. Text developed from the Wikipedia article.

Edward Winslow (18 October 1595 – 8 May 1655) was a Separatist and New England political leader who traveled on the Mayflower in 1620. He was one of several senior leaders on the ship and also later at Plymouth Colony. He served as governor several times.

Concerning Thanksgiving, he co-wrote with a William Bradford the historic “Mourt's Relation”, which ends with an account of the First Thanksgiving and the abundance of the New World.

In 1655 he died of fever while on an English naval expedition in the Caribbean against the Spanish.

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor

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