The Eighteenth-century Oxford history professor enlisted in the Queen’s Royal Regiment to fight the patriots but soon switched sides, becoming a spy for General George Washington. In 1781 on a Hudson Valley battlefield, Ichabod encountered a broadax-brandishing masked man atop a white horse. The redcoat slashed Crane, who ultimately beheaded the Horseman with a sword. Ichabod seemingly died.
Ichabod’s wife was a civilian Quaker nurse in the 37th regiment. Unbeknownst to her husband Ichabod, she spied for General Washington was a witch and leader of a benevolent coven, The Sisterhood of the Radiant Heart. She had quite a few secrets and was not as good Ichabod believed.
He’s given to resenting his parents, filling out crossword puzzles, tending to plants, paying close attention to train schedules, using aliases, plotting evil.
The Crane son is still bitter about his rotten childhood and takes every opportunity to torment his parents.