Chris Pagliuco will talk about his new book, The Great Escape of Edward Whalley and William Goffe: Smuggled Through Connecticut. This is a carefully researched account of two regicides, William Goffee and Edward Whalley (yes, the Whalley of Whalley Avenue) who fled England after killing the tyrannical King of England. Pagliuco gives us the heart-pounding details of the men’s struggle to stay one step ahead of capture as they hide in Connecticut.
Pagliuco is a freelance writer who specializes in seventeenth century colonial history. His interest in the regicides originated in his graduate studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He teaches high school history in Madison, CT. He serves as the Town Historian in Essex, CT and on the Editorial Team of Connecticut Explored, a quarterly history publication. Pagliuco lives with his wife, two daughters and two dogs in Ivoryton, CT. This is his first book.