I am considering writing an historical fanfiction about the founding of the Salem Witch's Institute. My character would need some reason to leave England, and come to the colonies.

What might be going on in the wizarding world during this time? How would this correlate with the events of this time in the Muggle world?

I was considering a character who is not full blooded, possibly muggleborn or halfblood. There might be some kind of persecution similar to that of the religious persecution of the puritans. Or maybe there would be a group of purebloods that wanted to reform education, couldn't, and decided to go to the new world.

I would love to hear what you think!