Reading the book The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution by Robert Middlekauff. So far I am in page 124 (out of 752) but it is a damn wealth of information. Did you know that back then England had somewhere in the vicinity of 1,600 Governmental regulatory offices? And that they basically had no idea what the Americans wanted or how they lived? That they wanted to concentrate all American commerce via England and only England? That the Parliament was well known for wasting money and eager to tax just about anything that was manufactured, exported and imported? both coming and going?
And why every time I read “England” in the book, my brain translates it to “Washington D.C.”? Why do I suddenly have a hankering for a Kentucky Rifle?
And I haven’t even reached the Boston Tea Party yet….