William Howe

William Howe

An officer of noble birth who commands the troops in the Colonies, but fails to achieve victory.

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By looking at the American Revolution from the street-level, through the eyes of the real people who lived it,  we can see the events as they  truly happened; this story of real people and uncertain outcomes. What was this person’s experience and how was it shaped by their beliefs, their occupation, their age, the color of their skin? 

From the Card:

  • In the British Parliament you speak in favor of the Colonists, but secretly accept a military commission to go to America and fight against them.
  • You lead the British troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill, and later become Commander in Chief of the British Forces in America.
  • While in Boston, you have an affair with the wife of a Bostonian Loyalist.
  • You resign your position in 1778 after a series of military errors. You are harshly criticized in the British press for your failure.

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