Band of Brothers

Stephen Brumwell examines how the death of a charismatic young British officer 250 years ago this month – and the involvement of his two younger brothers in subsequent military operations in North America – had a lasting impact on Anglo-American history.

On July 14th, 1762, a new monument was unveiled in Westminster Abbey's already congested Nave. Its embellishments included a trophy of arms in fine white marble and the figure of a grieving woman. As the Boston Evening-Post proudly informed its readers some three months later on October 23rd, this mourner personified their very own province of Massachusetts Bay. The inscription told how the same colony,

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