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"Bathsheba Spooner: A Revolutionary Murder Conspiracy," by Andrew Noone

Presented by Tales of Cape Cod at Olde Colonial Courthouse, Barnstable MA

Sep 11 2023

An independent scholar and music specialist with the Worcester Public Schools, Andrew Noone began this book’s journey after a dinner guest reminded him that Bathsheba Spooner and her unborn son were buried in the park opposite his family’s new home.

The saga of the first woman in American history to be executed after the Declaration of Independence, as told by Andrew Noone.

What possessed a woman from the elite of 18th-century New England society to conspire with American and British soldiers to murder her husband at the midpoint of the American Revolution? The story of Bathsheba Spooner has alternately fascinated and baffled residents of Worcester County for centuries. According to Amazon's review, it was among the most sensational “true crime” tragedies of the American 1700s, complete with a cold, possibly abusive husband; a handsome, directionless teenager; ... view more »


$15 members / $20 non-members; memberships and tickets available at the door after 6 p.m.


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Join us for a complimentary post-lecture dessert reception courtesy of our generous sponsors, Greg & Barbara Masterson. Greg is the president of the Tales of Cape Cod Board. Autographed books availalble for purchase from Titcomb's Bookshop.

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Olde Colonial Courthouse

3046 Main St. (Rt. 6A), Barnstable, MA 02630

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