Biography of Miles Standish


Standish, Miles. One of the Puritan fathers. Of Lancashire birth, and a cadet of a family of knightly rank in the country. Served in the Netherlands as a soldier, and came to America in the "Mayflower" in 1620, and was helpful to the colony in its relations with both the Indians and the mother country. Standish is the hero of a poem of Longfellow's.