NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Author Talk and Book Signing: Defiant Brides

Sunday, May 5, 2013

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

Listen to a discussion by Nancy Rubin Stuart, author of Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, a 2013 selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and The Book of The Month Club.

Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals, Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox.  Benedict Arnold’s bride was the blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen, “said to be the most beautiful woman in America.”  Henry Knox’s wife was the stunning dark-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again.  DEFIANT BRIDES captures how passion and marriage changed their lives of both young women -- one who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America  -- the other, who faithfully followed General Knox through the army camps of the Revolution while bearing and losing ten of young children.  

Free, but advanced registration is required, call 212-923-8008 to register.

Location

Morris-Jumel Mansion in Roger Morris Park Accessible
65 Jumel Terrace
Manhattan
Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Contact Number

(212) 923-8008

Contact Email

education@morrisjumel.org

Categories

Education, History, Talks

Search Events

Time of Day
Categories

Was this information helpful?