[/SIZE] Stephen Brumwell, author and specialist on eighteenth century North America, said: "Washington scores highly as an enemy of Britain on three key grounds: the immense scale of damage he inflicts upon Britain's Army and Empire – the most jarring defeat that either endured; his ability to not only provide inspirational battlefield leadership but to work with civilians who were crucial to sustain the war-effort; and the kind of man he was. As British officers conceded, he was aworthy opponent."
Thanks, There was a strong belief in honor back then. Major Ferguson, of he British army invented the Ferguson rifle, a breech loader. IIRC, he had the opportunity to shoot Gen. Washington, when the General road near on horse back. Major Ferguson, feeling that it would not be the honorable thing to do, did not take the shot. I think the reference to what I have in bold become more meaningful. A worthy opponent, is not just three words. It is also three words that is probably forgotten to day by many people.
I would ask those Brits who voted for Washington if they knew the significance of the 14th of July. I'd bet you that they would be able to understand the significance of the 4th of July, and not know much about Bastille day.
I'm proudly a Brit, but I do feel that we display a anglo bias. This is not to downplay Washingtons significance btw. I fully understand his iconic status to Americans, just not to us.