America’s Hidden Stories (2019): S01E07 – Mrs. Benedict Arnold


Introduction

Modern historians, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and newly discovered evidence, rewrite the nation’s most iconic stories.

Outline

Benedict Arnold was a hero of the revolution. He was one of Washington’s best generals. He had a new bride said to be the most beautiful woman in the colonies. And yet, just one month after marrying 18-year-old Peggy Shippen, Arnold reached out to the British and began to plot treason. What drove the celebrated general to betray his country? Investigators are now exposing a vast conspiracy to crush America’s hopes for independence with Benedict Arnold’s young wife at the centre.

America’s Hidden Stories Series

You can find a full index and overview of America’s Hidden Stories here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 15 April 2019.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 51 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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