American Revolution Podcast

ARP207 British Opposition & French Distraction

June 27, 2021

The North Ministry faces increase opposition in 1779 as more members of Parliament favor American independence.  Meanwhile, France must put a stop to the War of Bavarian Succession so that in could focus on the war with Britain.

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Book Recommendations of the Week: The Long Fuse: How England Lost the American Colonies, 1760-1785, by Don Cook (or borrow for free on

Joseph II and Bavaria : Two Eighteenth Century Attempts at German Unification, by Paul P Bernard (or borrow for free on

Online Recommendation of the Week: Memoirs of the Marquis of Rockingham and his Contemporaries. by George Keppel, Earl of Albemarle, Vol. 1  & Vol. 2 

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