Guest speaker is Dr. Tom Cutterham, University of Birmingham
Angelica Schuyler was still a teenager when revolution first broke out in Britain's North American colonies, a whirlwind that swept up her family and the city of her birth. By the time she turned forty, she had played a part in revolutionary transformations on both sides of the Atlantic. In the process, she married an Englishman, shocked the farmers of Connecticut, became the confidante of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, plotted to break the Marquis de Lafayette out of prison, befriended princes, courtesans, and radicals, and made a home at the heart of the British empire. Her story is not just an adventure, but an opportunity to rethink the significance of her world. Finance, politics, war, revolution... not to mention gossip, intrigue, and deception: these were the process that helped to make the modern world.