A teenager who falls madly in love with a young British captain.
In 1768, 4,000 soldiers arrived in Boston. Although many of the townspeople were upset, over the next few years, the soldiers did integrate into Boston society. Considering that the arrival of the soldiers effectively doubled the adult male population, an unsurprisingly high number of marriages took place, too, like Susannah Sheaffe’s. Perhaps this competition helped fuel the anger between the soldiers and lower-class Boston men, eventually sparking the Boston Massacre.