Author Talk - Benjamin Church in King Williams War

August 23rd at Snow Library
Author Edward Lodi will speak at the Snow Library in Orleans (Courtesy photo)

Come to the Snow Library at 67 Main Street, Orleans, on Thursday, August 23, at 3:00 pm to hear Edward Lodi talk about his most recent book, Benjamin Church in King William’s War.

King William’s War (1689-1697) was the first in the series of bloody conflicts known collectively as the French and Indian Wars, in which England and France with their Indian allies vied for control of North America.

Although best known for his heroic exploits in the earlier King Philip’s War, Benjamin Church led five expeditions against the French and Indians into northern New England and New France. Edward Lodi recounts the story of those expeditions, for which Church became famous as the forefather of the Rangers.

The scope of King William’s War was immense. Lodi also talks about Hannah Dustan, the first woman in America to have a statue erected in her honor; the infamous raid against Schenectady, New York; and many other topics related to the war.

He welcomes questions from the audience. A book signing will follow.

The talk is free. For more information visit (click on library) or contact the library at (508) 240-3760. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on