• "His spirit, zeal and flair put most historians of his subject to shame"

    Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, The Times
  • "[Nick Bunker's] vivid style and bold analysis infuse this book with colour and pace, and the result is an indispensible contribution to understanding how it all began"

    Raymond Seitz, Literary Review
  • "Even beyond its indefatigable scholarship and fine style, this book's sensitivity to the meaning of landscape should influence travel writers and historians for years to come"

    James McConnachie, The Sunday Times
  • "Making Haste from Babylon is essential reading for those who think they know the story of the Pilgrims. It will be pure pleasure for those who are new to the subject"

    Simon Middleton, BBC History Magazine
  • "This new history has made those supposedly dull Puritans crackle with narrative energy and fizz with vibrant colour as never before"

    Christopher Silvester, Daily Express