All are invited to hear local author and historian Edward Lodi speak about his latest book, Who When Where in King Philip’s War on Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 PM at the Dighton Town Hall (979 Somerset Ave., Dighton).
During his talk he will give a brief overview of the war, including its causes, its beginnings in Plymouth Colony, its rapid spread throughout New England, and its long-lasting effects on both the English and the Indians. He will focus on various individuals-men, women, and children, on both sides-who fought in the war, or were its victims, or who otherwise played significant or memorable roles.
Lodi, author or editor of more than a half dozen books pertaining to King Philip’s War, spent years researching material for his book, which includes an alphabetical Who’s Who of approximately 450 entries, with a brief biographical sketch for each; an almost day-by-day chronological listing that begins with events leading up to the war and continues until its tragic conclusion; and a listing of Indian Place Names. The book also features twenty-four illustrations.
He welcomes questions during and after his talk; a book signing follows.The talk is free and sponsored by the Dighton Public Library.