Saturday, May 3, 2014


I was a little late to this new show but I highly recommend it to anyone interested in old Long Island history.  TURN, airing on AMC on Sundays at 9PM, focuses on George Washington's Culper Spy Ring during the Revolutionary War and Season 1 is set mostly in Setauket, Long Island where Abraham Woodhull resided (and who is the main character).  Woodhull would be known as Samuel Culper Sr. and if the show is renewed for Season 2 will also heavily focus on Oyster Bay's Robert Townsend, known as Samuel Culper Jr., and who resided at Raynham Hall.  Also present (and quite entertaining) is Captain John Graves Simcoe (later Lt. Col.).  While it is a television show and thus takes a bit of liberty with historical accuracy it is still quite entertaining nonetheless.

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