Before ending their occupation of Philadelphia in 1778, the British threw themselves a hell of a theatre party!
Knights and heralds, pageantry and theatricals, pomp and parading, feasting and flirting, all-night dancing and oh-so-many borrowed mirrors. Learn all about it from Peter's reading of the chapter "Oh, It's a Lovely War: The Mischianza 1778" from Thomas H. Keels' 2010 book "Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love."
Wicked Philadelphia: Sin in the City of Brotherly Love by Thomas Keels, is available on Amazon.com. Please visit Tom's website, www.thomaskeels.com, for more information on his other books and upcoming talks and lectures.
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An online article about the Mischianza (or Meschianza) written by Christian DuComb can be found on the Encyclopedia of Philadelphia: https://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/meschianza/
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