Mon. May 27th, 2024
Founding Father Aaron Burr had a trashy divorce - as well as a secret family.

Aaron Burr by John Vanderlyn, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

S21E08: Aaron Burr, Sir

After finally catching a live performance of Hamilton the Musical this week, Alicia’s mind returned to the wild life story of Hamilton antagonist Aaron Burr. Things didn’t stop for him after the infamous duel, and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s play doesn’t even get into Burr’s secret family, unacknowledged children, or his much later marriage to – and divorce from – one of the richest women in America. And if the tale is true, there may have been a bit of poetic justice on the part of the Hamilton family there at the end.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Long After Alexander Hamilton’s Death, His Son and Rival Aaron Burr Dueled in Divorce Court | Mental Floss

The Courtship of Theodosia Bartow Prevost and Aaron Burr | Historia Obscura

About – The Hermitage l A National Historic Landmark (thehermitage.org)

Events Leading up to the Duel | American Experience | Official Site | PBS

Aaron Burr, who killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel, had a secret family of color – The Washington Post

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