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on: May 04, 2021, 10:10:27 PM
https://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/events-calendar/fourteenth-colony-lecture-series

Thursday, May 6, 2021
6:30 PM  7:30 PM

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In this lecture, historian Mike Bunn offers the first comprehensive history of the British colony of West Florida. For a host of reasons, including the fact that West Florida did not rebel against the British government, the colony has long been dismissed as a loyal but inconsequential fringe outpost, if considered at all.

But the colony's history showcases a tumultuous political scene featuring a halting attempt at instituting representative government; a host of bold and colorful characters; a compelling saga of struggle and perseverance in the pursuit of financial stability; and a dramatic series of battles on land and water which brought about the end of its days under the Union Jack.

This lecture will take place via Zoom. Registration ends at 5:30pm on the day of the lecture.

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Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 03:22:16 AM




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Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 08:34:37 AM
Registered. Having lived in Pensacola and attend the University of West Florida I've heard about this and have always wanted to know more.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #3 on: May 08, 2021, 09:00:02 AM
This was an interesting listen. It started with the end of the Seven Years War where Britain obtained West Florida and went up to the Revolution. If you've ever played GMT's Pensacola 1781, that battle was also discussed.
 Good stuff, thanks the heads up Brant!  :bigthumb:

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