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  • $25
  • 291 pages
  • black & white and color photos
  • double spread map showing where Dixwell was in England and Europe, and then in the New World

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Book Launch


Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Jones Library – 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Local author Sarah Dixwell Brown will discuss and read from her new book about her ancestor John Dixwell, one of the 59 regicides of the tyrannical King Charles I. After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Dixwell fled England and lived in Germany. Eventually he joined his fellow regicides William Goffe and Edward Whalley in New England. Although Dixwell wound up in the New Haven Colony, he first spent time with Goffe and Whalley in 1665 in what is now Hadley, Massachusetts, at the Reverend John Russell’s home.

Praise for Regicide in the Family

“It’s a riveting read.”

Joseph J. Ellis, Author of The Cause: The American Revolution and Its Discontents

“…a warm and wonderful meditation on the constant interplay of history and memory…”

– Marla R. Miller, Distinguished Professor of History
UMass Amherst

“…splendidly researched and brilliantly told…”

Chris Pyle, Professor of Law and Politics, Emeritus
Mount Holyoke College

“…part history, part memoir, and a testament to the rewards of tireless research.”

Howard Nenner, Professor Emeritus
Smith College

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