On our very first AUDIENCE PICK episode, we will be learning about the relationship between traitor Benedict Arnold and Peggy Shippen. Benedict Arnold defected to the British side during the American Revolution after suffering a series of slights during his military career, but new evidence suggests that his wife Peggy may have been a key player in his treason. Listen to learn all the juicy details!

 

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Sources:

Andrews, Evan. “9 Things You May Not Know About Benedict Arnold.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, 13 Jan. 2016, www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-benedict-arnold.

“Benedict Arnold Biography.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, 14 Aug. 2019, www.biography.com/political-figure/benedict-arnold.

“Benedict Arnold.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 22 Oct. 2019, www.britannica.com/biography/Benedict-Arnold.

“Benedict Arnold.” George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 2019, www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/digital-encyclopedia/article/benedict-arnold/.

“Peggy Shippen Biography.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, 1 July 2019, www.biography.com/political-figure/peggy-shippen.

“Peggy Shippen.” American Battlefield Trust, History Channel, 5 Jan. 2018, www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/peggy-shippen.

Prahl, Amanda. “Biography of Peggy Shippen, Socialite and Spy.” ThoughtCo, Dotdash, 5 Oct. 2018, www.thoughtco.com/peggy-shippen-biography-4176715.

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Sarah Duncan is a lean manufacturing coach for a pharmaceutical company. Her ADD combined with excessive creative energy have led to many outlandish pursuits and activities over the years, including 20+ years as a dancer and choreographer, a brief stint competing in sprint triathlons, and performing in the Raleigh musical theater scene. For years, Sarah has been fascinated with how romance and passion have frequently changed the course of history. Salacious History evolved out of Sarah’s love of history, pop culture, and podcasting.

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