Thea Marshall wonders: did she or didn't she -- "she" being Dolley Madison, the long-thought rescuer of the great Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington.
Thea Marshall is the author of “Neck Tales: Stories from Virginia's Northern Neck,” published in June, 2009. Along with her professional writing assignments, she is a broadcaster, actor, and producer, with life long experience in all forms of communication – from print to theater to radio and television. She writes and broadcasts original commentaries on and about the people, places, history, culture and current issues relating to the Northern Neck for WCVE Public Radio (heard on both WCVE in Richmond and WCNV for the Northern Neck).
Articles by Thea Marshall
Thea Marshall checks out the notion that Arthur Lee, one of the Lees of Stratford and an avowed enemy of Ben Franklin, was not as heroic a figure as his older brothers.
Thea Marshall wonders why a town, established in the Northern Neck way back in 1692 as Richmond Courthouse, would change its name to Warsaw.
Social scientists tell us that domestic violence has become endemic. Thea Marshall finds that this is true, even on the Northern Neck, but thanks to "The Haven" there has been a source of sanctuary and shelter for victims since 1987.
Thea Marshall explores love, marriage, wealth and power back in the early days of the Northern Neck's gentry when marrying for love was a luxury that only the poor could afford.
Thea Marshall reminds us of a tiny town on the Northern Neck. It's sleepy today, but a couple of hundred years ago, it would awaken the world.
Thea Marshall notes that the search for one's roots sometimes leads to dissappointment and suggests that it might not be a terrible thing.
Thea Marshall explores the Influence Thesis, which suggests that the authors of our constitution were greatly influenced by the way the Iroqois Confederacy governed itself.
Thea Marshall resurrects a story about Robert E. Lee's mother, who may have been buried alive -- or not!
Commentator Thea Marshall celebrates the 252nd birthday of Northern Neck native son, James Monroe. Monroe, the last of our early presidents to have been born in Virginia, was both popular and underrated, and his two terms have become known for idealism and integrty.