What was the Plymouth Colony?
The Plymouth colony was settled by the Pilgrims who wanted to practice religion in their own way so they left England and founded what became Plymouth Colony in 1620
The leader of the Plymouth colony in what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts, was Myles Standish. He was hired by the "separatists" (Protestants) for his expertise in many fields. He was elected as their military leader for life. He was an agent for the Plymouth colony of England. He also served as an treasurer of Plymouth Colony as well as assistant Governor.