Peggy Shippen, The Traitorous Belle of the American Revolution: Brief Historical Accounts of Mrs. Benedict Arnold - Kindle edition by Crawford, Mary Caroline, Logan, Mrs. John A., Tomlinson, Everett Titsworth. Ksenia Solo, who plays Peggy Shippen on AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies, talks about dressing in period attire, her character’s love triangle, and which 18th century custom she wants to make a comeback.. Q: Peggy Shippen is a real figure in history, but she isn’t nearly as well-known as her husband, Benedict Arnold.What are some of the most interesting things you learned about her? John Andre was a British Army Officer who fought and died in the American Revolutionary War. He became a regular visitor to the Shippen household and favored Peggy among the girls. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to … Shippen was raised in a prominent Loyalist household and educated in politics and finance by her father, Judge Edward Shippen IV. Margaret "Peggy" Shippen (11 June 1760-24 August 1804) was the second wife of Benedict Arnold and a member of the prominent Tory Shippen family of Philadelphia.Shippen helped Major John Andre in convincing Arnold to defect to Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War, and both Arnold and Shippen moved to England at the war's end due to … At the beginning of Season 4, Peggy has crossed lines and joined her husband in New York. The portrait is a watercolor copy of a pencil sketch by Major John André. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Arnold was a former apothecary from Connecticut, more than twice her age, widowed, and the father of three. With Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery, John Light. Major John Andre’s mysterious white braid. highest paid spy peggy shippen turn washington's spies turn amc major john andre american history jjfeild ksenia solo history my love Peggy and Andre I ship Andre and Peggy inspirationaldaily romance. Margaret "Peggy" Shippen (July 11, 1760 – August 24, 1804) was the second wife of General Benedict Arnold.She gained notoriety for being the highest-paid spy in the American Revolution.. Shippen was born into a prominent Philadelphia family with Loyalist tendencies. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. He was 37 years old, and she was 18... and beautiful. Peggy played a role in the conspiracy, which was exposed after British Major John André was arrested in September 1780 carrying documents concerning the planned surrender of the critical Continental Army base at West Point. Perhaps the most notable liaison of Peggy’s teenage years was the one she had with Major John André, a British officer who, like her, seemed to break hearts wherever he went. 2, 1780) was a British intelligence officer during the American Revolution.In 1779, he assumed oversight of secret intelligence for the British army and opened contact with American traitor Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold.Andre was later captured, convicted, and hanged as … Just in case you’ve been watching TURN in hermetic isolation or have only seen the episodes that don’t feature Major John Andre as a main character, I’m referring to the little white braid seen here. Peggy had a good friend. He became a regular acquaintance of the Shippen household and favored Peggy among the girls. It was through one of these social visits that Shippen was introduced to Captain John André. And Andre's involvement is also why many believe that Arnold's wife, Peggy Shippen, may have been involved. Major John Andre (May 2, 1750–Oct. During the occupation in 1777, the Shippen family's Society Hill home was frequently visited by British officers. It's where your interests connect you with your people. Peggy Shippen's entanglement with the British started when the American Revolution broke out. Peggy steered Arnold toward betraying Washington and the Americans, though with disastrous results—Arnold was run out of Philadelphia and John André was hanged. A favorite among British officers during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Peggy met and had at least a flirtation with Major John Andre, an officer in General William Howe’s command. He began to court her. Peggy Shippen met Benedict Arnold in the summer of 1778 when the crippled officer was stationed in Philadelphia as a military governor. Her Loyalist leanings soon put him deep in treason. Peggy Shippen, or Margaret Shippen (also Peggy Shippen Arnold or just Peggy Arnold, 11 June 1760 – 24 August 1804), was the second wife of General Benedict Arnold.Born into a prominent Philadelphia family with Loyalist tendencies, she met Arnold during his tenure as military commander of the city following the British withdrawal in 1778, and they were married in April 1779. A young relative wrote that Peggy was “lovely, a beautiful bride” as she stood at last beside her “adoring general.” Portrait of Mrs. Margaret (Peggy) Shippen Arnold, wife of Benedict Arnold. The Traitor and the Spy: Benedict Arnold and John Andre, by James Flexner. Peggy Shippen, The Women Behind Benedict Arnold’s Plot To Betray America, by Stephen Case and Mark Jacob. At one of these gatherings after the British took control of Philadelphia, Peggy met Major John André, an officer under the command of General Howe. Margaret "Peggy" Shippen ... @maj-john-andre. Directed by Mikael Salomon. In his blue American major general’s uni­form, Benedict Arnold, 38, married 18-year-old Peggy Shippen. During one of these gatherings, she made the acquaintance of one of General William Howe’s officers, John André,who would supply the information during their treason. Still, most people don't realize that Benedict Arnold wasn't acting alone. The Life of John André: The Redcoat Who Turned Benedict Arnold by D. A. In September 1777, the British took over Philadelphia. In 1778, André invited Peggy to a masquerade ball in tribute to the end of General Howe's command. One doesn't just sell out the American people without some foreign aid. John André (28) Peggy Shippen (27) Benjamin Tallmadge (23) Caleb Brewster (20) Benedict Arnold (18) George Washington (17) Anna Strong (17) Abraham Woodhull (15) Edmund Hewlett (15) John Graves Simcoe (14) Exclude Relationships John André/Peggy Shippen (38) Mrs. Margaret [Peggy] Shippen Arnold watercolor. What is interesting about the story of John Andre is that he didn’t die in battle; he was actually hanged as a spy by the Americans when he tried to gain their surrender at West Point, New York. Her spendthrift habits soon put him deep in debt. He was good looking, fluent in a number of languages, and he could sing, paint and write poetry. Music within the podcast: Monteverdi’s Toccata From L’Orfeo by the United States Army Old Guard and Bach’s March Fur Die Arche by the same artists. And André met the fate he dreaded —shameful death by hanging. Her father, Edward Shippen IV, was a prominent judge and member of the Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, and her mother, Margaret, was from a family with a strong legal tradition. But she is embittered by losing André and being known as the wife of a traitor. Peggy Shippen fulfilled her tragic destiny, joining Arnold in London and becoming a faded, querulous figure. Posted on June 1, 2014 Updated on June 1, 2014. While in Philadelphia, he met, fell in love with, and married the much younger Peggy Shippen – she was 18, while he was 38. He rode down Fourth Street with his sister, his three sons, and an aide for an evening cer­emony in the Shippen home. She met Arnold during his tenure as military commander of the city following the British withdrawal in 1778. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. On one level, the fascination with John André is perverse. Peggy Shippen. Everybody liked this guy. The most glamorous story in the annals of American history is that of the lovely Such a conclusion, he felt, would destroy the image of himself that he had laboriously composed. After Arnold’s flight to New York City, Peggy Shippen Arnold followed. Her family called her Peggy. Margaret Shippen was born on July 11, 1760 to a wealthy family in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The following year in 1778, she met her future husband, Benedict Arnoldwho was working as the military commander … He was actually working very closely with a British spy by the name of John Andre. John Andre and Peggy Shippen dancing. Margaret "Peggy" Shippen (July 11, 1760 – August 24, 1804) was the second wife of General Benedict Arnold.She gained notoriety for being the highest-paid spy in the American Revolution.. Shippen was born into a prominent Philadelphia family with Loyalist tendencies. The Shippen family held many social gatherings at their home. She met Arnold during his tenure as military commander of the city following the British withdrawal in 1778. British Major John Andre was an extremely popular man. He was, after all, a relatively minor figure of the Revolution whose combat experience was limited to the 1775 siege of Fort Saint-Jean (St. John). B. Ronald (Havertown, PA: Casemate Publishers, 2019). 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