Leiden's Town Hall
(town hall), 25 miles SW of Amsterdam, was built in 1595 after half the population died of starvation during the Siege of Leiden
from 1573-4. That's a story in and of itself.
But what most interests me is that Leiden is where the Pilgrims lived before they ventured to Plymouth Rock in America! Pilgrim couples were married in civil ceremonies HERE in this town hall. Pilgrim couples like William Bradford and Dorothy Mays
who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. Tragically, Dorothy fell off the Mayflower and drowned! Unbelievable.
I bet this town hall could tell us many a story, if we had ears to hear!
[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]
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