David Head, lecturer at the University of Central Florida, will present a public talk, "Revolutionary Rogues: The Spanish American Pirates and Privateers Who Tried to Conquer Florida," on Monday, March 27, at 7:00 PM, at the Winter Park Public Library in Winter Park, Florida.
Two hundred years ago, in the summer of 1817, a group of pirates and privateers invaded Amelia Island, then still a Spanish colony, in hopes of striking a blow for the Spanish American Revolutions. Drawn from my book Privateers of the Americas, the presentation will tell the stories of these revolutionary rogues and their leaders, Gregor MacGregor and Louis-Michel Aury, how they planned to free Florida from Spanish rule, and how the United State intervened to chase them away.
Winter Park Public Library
460 E. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789