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Wed, May 19



Robert Dinwiddie: A Historical Figure Left Behind

John Zimmerman will discuss Dinwiddie and his historical importance.

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Time and Location

May 19, 2021, 1:00 PM


About the Event

Robert Dinwiddie (royal VA governor, 1651-8) was, in order of magnitudes, the most important British official in the colonies in the run up to the French and Indian War. He set George Washington’s trajectory for becoming commander-in-chief of the revolutionary army by launching the latter’s military career and strove headlong into a bitter constitutional battle with the House of Burgesses that presage the Stamp Act. And yet, only two biographies in as many centuries. Why: Dinwiddie has been caught in the riptide between Washington biographers and French and Indian War scholars. He has been left for roadkill.

Event Details

Wednesday, May 19 at 1:00 PM 

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Meeting ID: 528 235 0917  

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