Revolution | The Empire Builder | 2

American History Tellers

By Wondery

Revolution | The Empire Builder | 2

Wednesday, 4 July

In 1776, the British Under Secretary of State for the American Colonies was giddy. The Americans needed to be punished like children for their bad behavior. “Roman severity,” he called it, and then when he crushed the rebellion, the American children could come crawling back to their British parents, begging for forgiveness. It would be his crowning glory, he thought. It was not.


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