Cape Cod Writers Center

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

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


By: Nancy Rubin Stuart

Two wealthy teenagers defy their parents in the Revolutionary era by marrying political radicals.

The first was blonde Philadelphia belle, Peggy Shippen,“said to be “the most beautiful woman in America,” who married the then patriotic hero, Benedict Arnold.

The second was the stunning Boston brunette, Lucy Flucker, who married poor bookbinder Henry Knox.

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 her thirteen children.

 One bride becomes a spy and the other, an ardent patriot.

DEFIANT BRIDES is a  selection of the History, Military Book Clubs
and the Book-of-the-Month Club 2 . 
 

 


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