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Margaret Gage is a subject of fascination amongst history buffs, particularly for this point: Was she, or was she not a “double agent”?– both the Royal Governor’s wife and Dr. Warren’s spy? Allegedly General Gage told no one about his plans to take the powder from Concord except his beautiful, beloved bride, the American-born Margaret Kemble Gage. And yet, somehow Dr. Warren found out and was able orchestrate the midnight rides of Paul Revere and William Dawes as they rode through the countryside alarming the local militias of the British Army’s forthcoming march. If Mrs. Gage, the only one to know about the plot, did no leak the information, who did? More scurrilously, as the legend goes, after Lexington and Concord, General Gage sent his wife and children off to England, and she was estranged from her husband forevermore.
It’s the type sort of story we writer’s love- romance, betrayal, intrigue!- and many have jumped on it. As with the story of the Murray Women, I’ve tried to blend beloved historical legend with more researched doubts in The Dreamer. As always, be entertained here… but also be inspired to go do your own homework. Continue reading
For most of the nearly three hundred years British Colonists settled in America, there was no standing army to protect it. Instead, towns had garrisons where gunpowder and arms were kept to supply the militia in case of outside aggressors. But what if that aggressor was the king?
In that case, did the supplies belong to the British government, or did they belong to the inhabitants of the town? As you can imagine, Royal Governors and American Patriots disagreed on this point.
Read about the April 19th, 1775 Powder Alarm in Concord in the latest pages of The Dreamer, a history comic about the American Revolution. Continue reading
New Page #31! Wake up, sleeping beauty! April 19th, 1775 is one of the most significant dates in American history. Though Independence wouldn’t be declared for over a year, on this day the first shots were fired on the Lexington … Continue reading
New Page #17! “My eyes are daggers, Betsy Warren. They are aimed at you.” The Comic Creators for Freedom drive ends FRIDAY AT MIDNIGHT!! So far we have raised $6,500 to fight Human Trafficking! I’m giving away an original comic page and … Continue reading