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Lord Dunmore's War: Last Indian Conflict of the Colonial Era by Glenn F. Williams

When: Thu., Feb. 1, 12-1 p.m. 2018
Price: $10 for nonmembers.
This lecture will explain the causes and conduct of the last Indian War that took place before the start of the American War for Independence. Set during what some would call a quiet Time, many historians pay it little attention or misinterpret its historical significance. However, John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, led the colony's soldiers fighting for England's King George III in a defensive war that culminated in a successful offensive military expedition before the deepening constitutional crisis spun out of control. Although the victorious Dunmore returned to Williamsburg in triumph and at the height of his popularity in December 1774, before another year ended he would flee his capital and be vilified by Virginians. Glenn F. Williams is a historian at the Army Center of Military History in Washington. He is the author of several books, including "Year of the Hangman: George Washington’s Campaign against the Iroquois," "USS Constellation: a Short History of the Last All-Sail Warship Built by the U.S. Navy," and "Dunmore’s War: the Last Conflict of America’s Colonial Era." This lecture is cosponsored with the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Virginia. Can't make it to the Banner Lecture? Watch it live on the VHS Facebook page starting at 12:00 EST. Tell your friends to tune in and don't forget to say hello and tell us where you are watching from in the comments section during broadcast.



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