John Wilkes, British Statesman Made A Prediction About the Americans. A Really Good One.

by Daniel Russ on August 11, 2019

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John Wilkes, a British radical -whose noisy radicalism made him enormously popular in the colonies, called the war “unjust, felonious, and murderous.” The Americans, he warned, “will dispute every inch of territory with you, every narrow pass, every strong defile, every Thermopylae, every Bunker Hill.” But opponents of coercion lacked strength and unity. When votes were tallied in the Commons, no faction proved more formidable than the government supporters known as the King’s Friends.”

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