Author Ed Londergan will talk about his novel, based on the life of Bathsheba Spooner.
** NOTE THE TIME CHANGE: THE PRESENTATION WILL BE AT 2:30, NOT 12:00 **
Bathsheba Spooner was the daughter of Timothy Ruggles, a general in the French and Indian War, president of the Stamp Act Congress, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and a leading loyalist in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War; the epitome of upper class.
Like her father, Bathsheba was smart, strong-willed, and a staunch British loyalist. Forced to marry a man she did not love, Bathsheba withstood her husband’s abuse for years until a young Continental soldier entered her life. But when this well-heeled mother of three small children discovered she was pregnant with the soldier’s child, her thoughts quickly turned to murder.
Ed Londergan is the author of the award-winning books The Devils’ Elbow and The Long Journey Home. Having researched American history for many years, he is a frequent speaker with a focus on colonial Massachusetts. A graduate of Holy Cross, he lives in Warren, Massachusetts.
Ed has always been fascinated by history. He began researching the story of Bathsheba Spooner and was surprised by what he found. He decided to bring history back to life through the eyes of Bathsheba in Unlike Any Other.