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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