Paoli Battlefied Lecture Series

May 13th, 2019

Join us on Monday, May 13th, as we proudly welcome noted author Tim McGrath as he presents his talk on Benjamin Franklin’s Navy.
While many Americans know of Benjamin Franklin’s remarkable accomplishments on behalf of the United States during his years as Minister to France during the Revolution, the story of his acting as unofficial leader of the Continental Navy in Europe is rarely told. It is a rollicking combination of adventure, intrigue, victory, tragedy, and some comedy for good measure. And its players include sea captains, kings, spies, wives and mistresses – all handled by Franklin with his usual wisdom, forbearance, vision, and wit.