Episode 6: The First Boston Revolution

Early one April morning, Boston rose up in revolt, overthrowing the widely hated royal governor.  A provincial militia surrounded the city, while the Royal Navy backed British authorities.  But this wasn’t Lexington or Concord.  This was the 1689 revolt against Governor Edmund Andros, 86 years to the day before Paul Revere’s ride.  Listen to this week’s episode to learn more!

The first Boston revolution



This week in Boston History

  • The tragic Cocoanut Grove fire that killed 492 people is remembered by the Cocoanut Grove Coalition.
  • Read the letter written by an overconfident British officer predicting that the revolution wouldn’t last through the winter of 1775.