The illegal underground movement of Protestant separatists from Elizabeth I's Church of England is a story of subterfuge and danger, arrests and interrogations, prison and executions. It starts with Queen Mary's attempts to burn Protestantism out of England, which created a Protestant underground. Later, when Elizabeth's Protestant reformation didn't go far enough, radicals recreated that underground, meeting illegally throughout England, facing prison and death for their crimes. They went into exile in the Netherlands, where they lived in poverty- and finally the New World. Stephen Tomkins tells this fascinating story- one that is rarely told as an important piece of English, as well as American, history- that is full of contemporary relevance: religious violence, the threat to national security, freedom of religion and tolerance of dangerous opinions.