Loreta Velázquez, aka Lieutenant Harry T. Buford, tells a story of deception and danger. Was she a rebel soldier, spy, or swindler?
She was a wife, mother, patriot, and Revolutionary War spy. The only female in George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring (aka Setauket Spy Ring), Anna Smith Strong, had an ingenious way to send messages under the noses of the British… her laundry. The British Take New York City The American Revolutionary War had been raging for…… Continue reading Wife, Mother, Patriot, and Revolutionary War Spy
On October 15, 1917 Mata Hari died, executed by firing squad for being a German spy. Her story of excesses, seduction and espionage has captured the imaginations of people for more than 100 years. She became a symbol and to this day her story fascinates. But was she a real-life villain or scapegoat? Early Life…… Continue reading Real-life Villain or Scapegoat