Year of the Rabbit
Judges Cave - New Haven, Connecticut
- Bonnie and Richard
Bonnie is from the New Haven area of Connecticut and this cave is in a local state park called West Rock. She saw it many times as a child. After reading An Act of Oblivion by Robert Harris she was stunned to learn that two regicides - Whalley and Goffe - hid here from the Crown of the Restoration soldiers who were hunting them (they were among a list of men who signed the execution of Charles the 1st and escaped to America). So we were determined to visit the cave on our trip to the States. Local British history was never taught at her school as it wasn’t “American history”. A missed opportunity to gain a better understanding of the local history. We hope you can zoom in on the plaque.