Nothing like reading about British conduct during the Revolutionary War to make you hate the British
Nothing says hearts and minds like exploiting every possible regional and racial division while setting fires and raping and murdering in order to make an example of patriots and loyalists alike and then skulking across the ocean and spending the next two hundred years and counting acting like the whole thing was a non-event and making jokes about ungrateful colonials and so on
Truly the British are burdened with an unusual capacity for rule
This is one of the reasons @ivan-fyodorovich doesn’t follow me.
Needless to say everything above could also be applied to the revolutionaries, apart from the skulking across the ocean part.
True, it was a brutal war
Also, I like how your blog description directly addresses your namesake’s infamous exploit
True enough! The description used to be different, but it was something cringey because I first wrote it when I was 16.
The poster boy for hard done-by RevWar officers. At least they dragged it back a fraction by the end of the show (may have even mentioned he was an abolitionist).
Plus the Founding of York and stuff…
If it’s Simcoe it belongs on my blog. But—as an American—are there people who’re really butthurt about ungrateful colonials jokes? FFS, lol.
He is especially noted for supporting the slave trade, which was highly important to the port of Liverpool as one of the UK’s most prominent port cities at the time and still to date. Tarleton was working to preserve the slavery business with his brothers Clayton and Thomas, and he became well known for his taunting and mockery of the abolitionists.