As a result of the reformation, King Henry VIII made himself supreme head of the Church of England. "England shall be taken, accepted, and reputed the only supreme head on earth of the Church of England," he declared. But many believed that the Church of England remained rooted in Roman Catholic liturgy and a group of dissenters became established. The group of unsatisfied worshipers tried to reform the church. However, they utterly failed to change policies, so they broke off into their own group to follow their own hearts. After receiving persecution from the church and the crown, the Puritans set their course into history. Their legacy continues today. Today, when we think of the Puritans, images of Thanksgiving with the Indians come to mind. We think of big hats with buckles and the foundation they set for social order in New England. But they also brought over brought over unique perspectives into the New World. Here is what you didn't know about the Puritans.