"Tory" background, became trophy wife to Benedict Arnold.
The daughter of a prominent Philadelphia loyalist, Peggy Shippen married Benedict Arnold in 1779. She was suspected of aiding her husband’s treason and accompanied him into exile.
Portrait by artist-historian George Stuart. Courtesy Museum of Ventura County.
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