Key Insights From:
Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence
Audio Available | 10 Minute Read
Published: Sep 19, 2017
- Fighting in the French-Indian War turned George Washington from a Virginian gentleman into a warrior.
- Despite being a master of diplomacy, Benjamin Franklin was unable to maintain peace between the Crown and the colonies.
- King George III had a lot to lose—not just economic and political standing, but England’s very identity as a global superpower.
- The Swamp Fox of South Carolina kept the continental South out of British control.
- Benedict Arnold’s Loyalist lover helped him to betray his American compatriots.
- The Americans might have lost the war if Arnold’s greed had not delayed a decisive British strike.
- John Paul Jones brought the realities of war to British shores with his daring exploits.