The New British Command: Howe & Howe

When Vice Admiral Richard Lord Howe's armada arrives in New York to reinforce Major General Sir William Howe, perhaps this week, all British military might in the New World will be commanded by two men who not only are brothers but are thought to be cousins of King George III (their grandmother, the Baroness Kielmansegge, was once a favorite mistress of George I). Despite this royal connection, the two brothers, whom the Crown has now charged with suppressing all rebellion in the Colonies, were until lately among...

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