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,

To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive.

Buy Online Access  Buy Print & Archive Subscription

If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in.

Please email digital@historytoday.com if you have any problems.

 

X

Get Miscellanies, our free weekly long read, in your inbox every week