30.11.10

American Revolution, The Prequel


America’s Revolution: The Prequel

Bath, England

PICTURE the scene: Out of the dawn mist, a fleet of longboats glides across the water, packed full of musket-wielding patriots and weather-beaten Massachusetts militiamen. Standing in the prow of the lead boat, like Washington crossing the Delaware, is a man with long flowing hair and a blood-red banner emblazoned with two words: Vincit veritas. Truth Conquers.

But it’s not Washington, and it’s not the American Revolution. In fact, it’s not even America. This daring amphibious assault by Col. Thomas Rainborowe and his regiment of New Englanders took place 3,000 miles away, in old England, and in 1644, more than 130 years before those famous shots were fired at Lexington to herald what we Brits insist on calling the War of American Independence. More...


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Print: For King and Kingdom by Chris Collingwood.
Depicts Royalist troops at an early stage of the war, readying for battle. Faces set with grim determination to fight and die for King and Kingdom. Chris Collingwood.
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