Book Talk: Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

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Award-winning author, Nancy Rubin Stuart, is returning to the NYG&B to discuss her latest biography. Defiant Brides is the story of two Revolutionary-era teenagers who defy their Loyalist families to marry radical patriots, Henry Knox and Benedict Arnold, and are forever changed.

The teenagers defied their wealthy parents by marrying political radicals: Benedict Arnold and Henry Knox. Arnold's wife was the blonde Philadelphia belle Peggy Shippen, who fell in love with the famous hero when he was military commander of the city. Knox's wife was the stunning black-eyed brunette Lucy Flucker, whose Loyalist family never spoke to her again. Defiant Brides captures how passion and marriage changed the 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.

Author will sell and sign copies of her book at this event.

This program is free, but attendance is limited. Please contact Lauren Maehrlein at education@nygbs.org, or 212-755-8532, ext. 211, to reserve your space.

When: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:30pm
Venue: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
Sponsor: 
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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