Few years before Mary Dyer’s time therewas a group, called the Separatists, who had separated from the Mother Churchand gone to Holland. Later, when Mary was a young girl, the Separatists Pilgrimssailed to the New world to a location they called Plymouth. Into Mary’s earlytwenties, Mary’s wedding had specific elements that she deemed necessary andreligiously important to her. However, the Dyers began to contradict with theiradministration. The people of the Christian church that had been inspiring theDyer’s were suspended and punished.
Mary and William had issues with conformingto a religion that they did not agree but there was no easy way to change thisstatus of religious conformity in England.