24 relations: American Revolution, American Revolutionary War, Battle of Brandywine, Benjamin Franklin, Centreville, Maryland, Chelmsford, Chelsea, London, Chesapeake Bay, Chestertown, Maryland, Common Sense (pamphlet), County of Moray, Eastern Shore of Maryland, Elgin, Moray, Henry Clinton (American War of Independence), Loyalist (American Revolution), Maryland Loyalists Battalion, Pamphleteer, Philadelphia, Santo Domingo, Scotland, Siege of Pensacola, Thomas Paine, William Franklin, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe.
The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.
The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), the American War of Independence, or simply the Revolutionary War in the United States, was the armed conflict between Great Britain and thirteen of its former North American colonies, which had declared themselves the independent United States of America.
The Battle of Brandywine, also known as the Battle of Brandywine Creek, was fought between the American army of General George Washington and the British army of General Sir William Howe on September 11, 1777.
Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Centreville is an incorporated town in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, United States.
Chelmsford is the principal settlement of the City of Chelmsford and the county town of Essex, in the East of England.
Chelsea is an affluent area in southwest London, bounded to the south by the River Thames.
The Chesapeake Bay is an estuary lying inland from the Atlantic Ocean, and surrounded by the North American mainland to the West, and the Delmarva Peninsula to the East.
Chestertown is a town in Kent County, Maryland, United States.
Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776.
Moray (or Elginshire) (pronounced "Murray" and spelled Moireibh in Gaelic) is one of the registration counties of Scotland, bordering Nairnshire to the west, Inverness-shire to the south, and Banffshire to the east.
The Eastern Shore of Maryland is a part of the U.S. state of Maryland that lies predominantly on the east side of the Chesapeake Bay and consists of nine counties.
Elgin (Eilginn, Ailgin) is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland.
General Sir Henry Clinton, KB (16 April 1730 – 23 December 1795) was a British army officer and politician, best known for his service as a general during the American War of Independence.
Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War.
The First Battalion of Maryland Loyalists (as they were commissioned by the British army and referred to in Capt. Caleb Jones' Orderly Book) was a provincial regiment made up of colonial Americans, who remained loyal to Britain during the American Revolutionary War.
Pamphleteer is a historical term for someone who creates or distributes pamphlets, unbound (and therefore inexpensive) booklets intended for wide circulation.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.
Santo Domingo (meaning "Saint Dominic"), known officially as Santo Domingo de Guzmán, is the capital and largest city in the Dominican Republic and the largest city in the Caribbean by population.
Scotland (Scots:; Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
The Siege of Pensacola was a siege fought in 1781, the culmination of Spain's conquest of the British province West Florida during the Anglo-Spanish War.
Thomas Paine (– In the contemporary record as noted by Conway, Paine's birth date is printed in Volume I, page 3, as January 29, 1736–37. Common practice was to use a dash or a slash to separate the old-style year from the new-style year. Paine's birth date, between January 1, and March 25, advances by eleven days and his year increases by one to February 9, 1737. The O.S. link gives more detail if needed.Contemporary records, which used the Julian calendar and the Annunciation Style of enumerating years, recorded his birth as January 29, 1736. The provisions of the British Calendar (New Style) Act 1750, implemented in 1752, altered the official British dating method to the Gregorian calendar with the start of the year on January 1 (it had been March 25). These changes resulted in dates being moved forward 11 days, and for those between January 1 and March 25, an advance of one year. For a further explanation, see: Old Style and New Style dates. (Both Franklin's and Paine's confusing birth dates are clearly explained.) – June 8, 1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary.
William Franklin (1730 – November 1813) was an American soldier, attorney, and colonial administrator, the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin.
General William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, KB, PC (10 August 1729 – 12 July 1814) was a British army officer who rose to become Commander-in-Chief of British forces during the American War of Independence.