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Allison Blogs for Little Miss Drama Queen: Character Portrait of Peggy Shippen Arnold

Peggy Shippen Arnold seems to have possessed all of the elements to make her a wildly intriguing character in our nation’s history – wealth, intelligence, beauty, powerful friends and admirers – and yet, so few people know she existed.

In describing Peggy Shippen Arnold, George Washington famously said that half of his men were “in love” with her. So, who exactly was this conspirator, this eponymous character of The Traitor’s Wife? And how is it that Peggy’s charm was so celebrated, while her cunning remained a secret?

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