Founding Mother Eliza Hamilton Is the Real Hero of Hamilton

True Story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton’s Life and Death by Gabrielle Bruney

Eliza Hamlton lived 50 years after her husband’s death. She was a historian, curating the legacy of her husband’s writing and work. She was also a philanthropist. She co-founded an orphanage and spoke out against slavery.

She died at the extraordinary age, for that time, of 97.

And she burned her letters to her husband, as her character did in the play.

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