Benedict Arnold commanded those Brits — but did not approve this bloodbath — and while he castigates his men, Cicero grabs the opportunity to flee into the darkness. This disgusted Arnold, and he saw that the Congress was determined to prostitute itself and the colonies to Catholic France, and eventually come under the French dominion. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. The Notorious Benedict Arnold is a major success and one that every American history student should consider reading. Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary War general best known for his defection from the Continental Army to the British side of the conflict in 1780. The men at West are called back to the Fort where they are told to put down the picks and shovels Arnold ordered them to carry around and pick up their muskets. Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the infamous Revolutionary War General who betrayed America and fled to the British as history’s most notorious turncoat. As a boy, Arnold is rebellious, a “thrill seeker, a natural athlete, a born show-off” (7). Six months later, Arnold and Peggy are living right beside West Point with their infant son Edward Arnold. He then hosts a party to celebrate the second Independence Day. The book was included on reading lists published by notable several organizations, including the Association for Library Service to Children, Books for Youth, and the Texas Library Association. In summary, Arnold believed then that the Colonies would be better off under protestant England than the Catholic French, and he decided to fight for that. The United States of America. Benedict Arnold … Washington arrives to find the Fort and men unarmed and the sentries missing and demands to know what's going on. Arnold meets with Joshua Smith who informs him that Andre will meet with him aboard the HMS Vulture. Major Andre informs Sir Henry Clinton, the Commander in Chief of the British Army, that Arnold wants to defect and offer his services to the Crown. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Arnold courts Peggy and eventually proposes marriage to her. Arnold and his father had fought in the French and Indian War since the mid 1700's, and at the time, when Benedict was a child, and saw the ruthlessness of the French Canadian Indians in action, spurred on by their Catholic French counterparts. Summaries. Military service: Continental Army. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to become the most respected and feared of America's generals. Arnold is reprimanded by Washington for being a war profiteer on Congress's orders. Thousands gave their lives for an ideal: The cannons are soon put back in place. The movie briefly documents Arnold's final years of exile in England in which he laments his treasonous acts, realizing that he is despised and that people compare him with Judas and Lucifer. Synopsis Washington. The American Revolution bitterly divided the people: John André (2 May 1751 [unreliable source?] Arnold sends back terms to them. Benedict Arnold made arrangements to deflect to the British side, much to his friends' dismay. Okay, so it's not everybody's dream, but Reynie is taking the tests because of a cryptic ad he and his tutor/mother-figure, Miss Perumal, saw in the local paper that read, "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" Arnold goes back to Washington to beg him for command of West Point. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor is a 2003 American television film directed by Mikael Salomon and starring Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery and John Light. Arnold's victory forces British General Burgoyne to surrender to Gates. Joseph Reed, Pennsylvania's Governor, tries to intimate him but Arnold faces the Pennsylvania Militia down in a way that makes them stand down. 18 years later, Arnold and Peggy are living in the United Kingdom. The most sullied figure of the American Revolution receives partial redemption in Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor. We hear always of B. Arnold "TRAITOR!! Viking. The movie points out that, before his treason, Arnold was considered a patriot and a hero. Everyone knows Benedict Arnold—the Revolutionary War general who betrayed America and fled to the British—as history’s most notorious turncoat. Peggy tells Benedict that if he delivers them up to the British as well he'll no doubt be made a Lord and Viceroy of British America. He was the great-grandson of Benedict Arnold (1615-1678), thrice colonial governor of Rhode Island between 1663 and 1678; and was the fourth in direct descent to bear the name. Sir Henry agrees to this and tells Andre he'll be given a knighthood when he returns. Peggy tells him it's too late as Sir Henry has already agreed to the deal he offered. Historian Jim Percoco talks about the life and legacy of Benedict Arnold. A letter from General Washington is read at the beginning where he enthusiastically recommends Arnold for promotion saying that there is no general in the army more deserving and even comparing him to Hannibal. $30.. A third called themselves Loyalists remaining loyal to Great Britain. However, the Congress had been courting France's aid against England for a while, and France promised that aid once the colonies had a major victory. The epilogue announces that Arnold died three years later and that his only monument at Saratoga does not bear his name but merely reads "In memory of the most brilliant soldier of the Continental Army who was desperately wounded in this spot winning the most decisive battle of the Revolution and for himself the rank of Major General. At Saratoga, Gates has called Arnold off the battlefield. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to become the most respected and feared of America's generals. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor is a 2003 American television film directed by Mikael Salomon and starring Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery and John Light. Arnold is forced to realize that he is hated as a man whose name will be ranked in granite amongst the betrayers. Sir Henry refuses on the ground a deserter is never given up. WATCH: Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason on HISTORY VAULT Arnold was born into a well-respected family in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741.He apprenticed with an … Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at … Jameson sends news of "Anderson's" capture to Arnold and the plans to West Point to Washington. Arnold sends Franks to Washington to send Continental soldiers back to protect his house, his sister Hannah Arnold, his sons Benedict Arnold VI Richard Arnold and Henry Arnold, and Peggy. If our greatest warrior is a traitor can anyone be trusted?!" Sometime later, Arnold arrives in the city due to being appointed by Washington as Military Governor with his aide de camp Major David Franks. Gates claims all the credit for the victory while Arnold undergoes treatment for his leg after he refuses to have it amputated. Arnold goes to Washington to request a court-martial. History is always written by the victors, and our history is no exception. …New London in 1781; patriot-turned-traitor Benedict Arnold of Norwich led the assault, and some 80 patriot defenders were massacred following their surrender in the aftermath of a fierce battle. On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the British are about to evacuate the city for New York City. Plot Keywords While not shown, John André would eventually be hanged as a spy on October 2, … His plan did include a plot to have Washington captured however. He then attends his court marshal. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. In a letter to the Continental Congress, George Washington recommends Brigadier General Benedict Arnold for promotion to Major General for the numerous acts of heroism he made as an ardent Patriot. | Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. Parents Guide, American Revolution Movies and Documentaries, Biografi: X Osorterade Washington first cites Arnold's Invasion of Canada through the Maine Wilderness, a feat he compares to Hannibal's march over the Alps. Benedict Arnold arrives in camp. Benedict Arnold grew up in Norwich city in the American colony of Connecticut. Cue the villain. I hardly knew anything about Peggy Arnold and was intrigued about reading about what the wife of such an infamous man was like. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003) - Mikael Salomon on AllMovie - If one is to believe this made-for-cable biopic,… It quickly becomes clear to Arnold that he is now held in contempt when a soldier who once praised him mouths off to him. that aired on June 24, 2008.1 1 Summary 2 Plot 3 Cast 4 Trivia 5 Goofs 6 References After Happy gains weight, Bessie puts him on a strict diet and exercise regimen, which causes him to leave Bessie and move in with Portia. This is a Summary of Nathaniel Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. He had five brothers and sisters, however, all but one sister died from yellow fever at a young age. Never receiving what Arnold believed to be proper recognition or payment, he eventually betrayed General George Washington and became on officer in the British Army. Gates reveals that thanks to his political connections Congress has elevated him to First in Command of the Northern Army and restates his order. "Beenedict Arnold" is the sixteenth segment of the first season of The Mighty B! Taglines It premiered on December 12, 2016. Benedict Arnold’s name might be the first that comes to mind when we think of treason not just because he was a traitor, but because he was such an unlikely one. Sir Henry tells Andre to send a letter back to demand that the "American Achilles" deliver up West Point to them to test Arnold. On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Produced for the A&E network, this factual drama reveals the lesser-known circumstances of Arnold's dishonor, beginning in 1777 and chronicling his fall from greatness. Later, he gave away the plans to John André and switch sides to the British Summary Trivia. "The Traitor's Wife" is the story of Clara, a maid to Peggy Shippen, who becomes Peggy Arnold, wife of Benedict Arnold, quite possibly the United States' greatest traitor. Peggy sends a letter to Andre, who has long since become a Major and the Adjunct General in the British Army. Apparently, he was about to deliver up West Point to the enemy-With all of us! Meanwhile, it's revealed that the reason Washington didn't send troops is because the Continental Army is in a state of mutiny. Reynie Muldoon is living the dream: he's spending a weekend day taking tests. Gates tells him that he has ordered a retreat. Discover the role that Benedict Arnold played during the Revolutionary War, as both a Patriot and a traitor. However, he's caught by Skinners and turned over to Col Jamason. Book Review: Benedict Arnold’s Navy: The Ragtag Fleet that Lost the Battle for Lake Champlain but Won the American Revolution, James L. Nelson, McGraw-Hill, 2007, Paperback. The friction between Arnold and General Horatio Gates, portrayed near the beginning of the film (for example, in one scene when Arnold derisively refers to him as "Granny Gates"), was historically accurate. Arnold now a British Brigadier General offers himself up for Andre. That night, Mount Pleasant, Arnold's Pennsylvanian home, is besieged by an angry mob over his marriage. This original movie is the dra-matic re-creation of the events and personalities surrounding Benedict Arnold Captain John Andre promises his girlfriend Peggy shipped he will return for her. The messenger with the plans for West Point arrives and delivers them and a letter to His Excellency General Washington. When this happened at Saratoga, through Arnold's initiative, France came to the aid of the colonies and the colonies virtually prostrated themselves at the French feet, giving generalship's to 20 year old spoiled French brats who knew nothing of war, to curry favor with the French. Gallery A spy in London sends an urgent message to America. He then goes back and marries Peggy. It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Background Benedict Arnold was a American soldier, born in Norwich, Connecticut, on the 14th of January 1741. Benedict Arnold was a General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and placed in charge of a Fort in West Point, New York. Blinded by desire, Arnold defected to the English army, orchestrating an attempt to assassinate his own mentor, George Washington. However the ship opens fire on him. Washington tells everyone "Arnold has betrayed us! Or like you are somehow a disgrace because you weren't loyal to those who trusted you. Part VI: Citations. He also reveals that he is now helping General Horatio Gates stave off another invasion from the north. The Mysterious Benedict Society (2007) by Trenton Lee Stewart is a New York Times best-selling children’s novel, the first in a mystery series that includes two sequels and a prequel. Check out the exclusive TVGuide.com movie review and see our movie rating for Benedict Arnold: A Question Of Honor Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Later, Arnold makes a deal with a merchant to supply Army Wagons to bring his goods to Philadelphia in return for 50% of the profits. It portrays the career of Benedict Arnold in the American Revolutionary War and his dramatic switch in 1780 from fighting for American Independence to being a Loyalist trying to preserve British rule in America. ", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Benedict_Arnold:_A_Question_of_Honor&oldid=985789520, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 23:36. 427 pp. Andre is hung. At the party, he meets Peggy and falls in love with her. | Please follow one of the disambiguation links below or search to find the page you were looking for if it is not listed. Peggy convinces her husband that Congress and Washington don't value him and don't appreciate his sacrifices and to defect to the British army. Summary: His treason and defection to the British made the name Benedict Arnold synonymous with traitor and his name is still used today as slang for evil and betrayal. (Biopics: Unsorted). Allusion: Benedict Arnold Jazmine Poeske Examples Used Today Within our culture today, if you are called a "Benedict Arnold", it's like calling you a traitor. However, a little more history is due here. This is significant because the colonies and the Continental Congress were broke, morale was horrible and desertion among the ranks was more common than not. Washington notes that if Arnold hadn't been wounded during the Battle of Quebec Canada would now be the 14th State. He won brilliant military victories against the English colonists and was Washington's favorite soldier. Against the world's greatest power, the patriots suffered many defeats. A third remained neutral. Months later, Arnold is invited by Washington to join him at Valley Forge were his is made a ranking Major General. Be the first to contribute! Washington offers Arnold command of the Left Wing of the Main Continental Army so he can return to active service and regain the esteem of the Continentals. Overview. Arnold informs her Washington and his General Staff are coming. Gates goes on to command the Continental Army's Southern Army while Arnold goes home after the treatment is over. | Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor is the story of the man whose name is now synonymous with the word traitor, but who was once regarded as a patriotic hero by his friend George Washington. To correct or add to the above two commentaries with a historical perspective, Arnold was, as stated the most effective and brilliant general the Colonies had. Arnold's relationships with his wife Peggy Shippen and the British officer John Andre are focused on. The family's financial loss compels Arnold to apprentice to an apothecary for seven years instead of going to college. "The Capture of Benedict Arnold" is the tenth episode of Season 1 of Timeless. Franks confronts Arnold about his business with Smith and Arnold tells him Smith is part of a plan to end the war. Summary: Head and shoulders, facing left. Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. Mary impedes Abe's attempt to restart the spy ring. On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-68483 (b&w film copy neg.) This article is a disambiguation page for Benedict Arnold. Arnold's plan was to deliver a vital fort, (West Point) on the Hudson River and it's garrison to the British. Call Number: BIOG FILE - Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801 [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and … A third calling themselves Patriots fought for a free and independent nation. Arnold's betrayal had nothing to do with any assassination plot on Gen'l. West Point is soon prepared for a British attack. Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801) was a Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Peggy, who was watching, is impressed. The latter uses this to her advantage, trying to make Bessie suffer without her dog. Washington grants him his request. This makes Arnold have second thought about his decision to defect as this will make him second in command of the entire Continental Army. He was also a protestant, and at the time they hated Catholics. But two conflicting forces battled inside Arnold's heart; a deep concern for his country and his passionate love for an enchanting and manipulative Philadelphia woman, Peggy Shippen. Benedict Arnold’s Navy – Book Review By Will Rodina. Peggy's father Judge Shippen objects to the marriage because of Arnold's self-righteous Puritanism, his lowly circumstances, his reputation as a "thin-skinned hothead", Reed's attacks on his character in newspapers, and his being a cripple because of his injury at Saratoga. Executive summary: Betrayed colonists to British. Benedict's father was a successful businessman, but began to drink and soon lost his entire fortune. However, cannons open fire on the Vulture forcing Andre to return on land. Andre arrives and they work out the plan to take West Point and the Continental General Staff. If you were educated in the United States, or if you are familiar with American culture, it is very likely that the word "traitor" just popped into your mind. When the Revolution broke out, Arnold was right there in the thick of the fight, first with the march to Quebec in 1775, then the campaign on down Lake Champlain, culminating in the first major Colonial victory, Saratoga. What caused one of America's greatest patriots to become her most notorious turncoat? – 2 October 1780) was a major in the British Army and head of its Secret Service in America during the American Revolutionary War.He was hanged as a spy by the Continental Army for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the … Reed, who is attending, again tries to intimidate Arnold but again Arnold makes him back down. Arnold replies he doesn't consider himself a deserter to which Sir Henry tells him "What you think you are and what the world assigns will always be at odds." The following is a list of links to pages that might share the same title. From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold. ", but in reality, the brilliant military strategist followed his conscience to the end. Arnold reminds him that they has a joint command of the Northern Army and that he therefore can't order a retreat without consulting with him first. Arnold sends a message to Andre offering this and demanding that Andre meet him on land. He then notes Arnold's victory in the Battle of Valcour Island: Though Arnold lost all his ships, he succeeded in stopping an invasion from the north by the British. Franks, Smith, and Joseph Calhoon are arrested. The Mysterious Benedict Society Summary. It portrays the career of Benedict Arnold in the American Revolutionary War and his dramatic switch in 1780 from fighting for American Independence to being a Loyalist trying to preserve British rule in America. Peggy informs him that it was a gunboat that opened fire on him not the Vulture. His Honor tells Arnold he won't let him marry Peggy unless he agrees to a court-martial to clear his name. Arnold refuses to comply and instead leads the Northern Army to victory, at the cost of being shot in his leg. If the movie follows the plot summary above, it deviates significantly from the historical facts. On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. Benedict Arnold is born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1741 to a successful merchant who after a reversal of fortune falls prey to alcoholism. Many know Arnold’s co-conspirator, Major John André, who was apprehended with Arnold’s documents in his boots and hanged at the orders of General George Washington. Upon getting the message, Arnold thanks Franks for his devotion and flees to the Vulture which he escapes on. However, when Franks returns he informs Arnold that Washington will send no troops and instead presents Arnold with a bill from the Continental Congress for the use of the Army Wagons. VALIANT AMBITION George Washington, Benedict Arnold and the Fate of the American Revolution By Nathaniel Philbrick Illustrated.
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