Myles Standish: The Love Triangle

Month: June 2016

Myles Standish: The Love Triangle

Poor Myles Standish. I suppose every compelling narrative must have some comic relief, and in many stories about the Pilgrims, he often fulfills that role, either by being the hothead who loves a good fight or by being the loser in a love triangle. Even his physical appearance is grounds for humor; he was apparently rather short and had reddish hair. Love Triangle Standish is probably most remembered today for his botched attempts at courting Priscilla Alden. But I’ve got some questions about the origin of that story. In Harriet Vaughn Cheney’s Peep at the Pilgrims, Standish is Edward Atherton’s

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