VIRTUAL: Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos at Hudson Library [1/9]
The Hudson Library is hosting Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos on January 9 at 7pm. Geanacopoulos will be discussing her new book, The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd.
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Twice widowed by twenty-one and operating within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York, Sarah Kidd secretly aided and abetted her husband, fighting alongside him against his accusers. More remarkable still was that Sarah not only survived the tragedy wrought by her infamous husband’s deeds, but went on to live a successful and productive life as one of New York’s most prominent citizens. Geanacopoulos reconstructs the extraordinary life of Sarah Kidd, uncovering a rare example of the kind of life that pirate wives lived during the Golden Age of Piracy.
Dr. Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos is a historian, journalist and author of The Pirate Next Door: The Untold Story of Eighteenth Century Pirates' Wives, Families and Communities. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Southern Living, and Virginia Business, among many others. She first became interested in pirates while writing an article for the New York Times about the Whydah Pirate Museum in Provincetown, Massachusetts. For the last fifteen years, she has conducted extensive research on pirates and their wives in archives in London, Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.
The dramatic and deliciously swashbuckling story of Sarah Kidd, the wife of the famous pirate Captain Kidd, charting her transformation from New York socialite to international outlaw during the Golden Age of Piracy