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By Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

You could anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you really want to know while touring in London.

With the self-guided excursions during this publication, you’ll discover ancient vast Ben, bustling Trafalgar sq., and the Tower of London—home of the crown jewels. the right way to keep time and cash at the Tube, and the way to prevent the mobs on the altering of the shield. examine London’s world-class museums, the place you could hint Western civilization from the Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Van Gogh and Picasso. enterprise into Soho’s theater district for a glitzy musical or a scrumptious Indian dinner. finish a very good day at an area pub, sharing a pint and a talk with a pleasant local.

Rick’s candid, funny recommendation will advisor you to good-value inns and eating places in pleasant London neighborhoods. You’ll tips on how to get round through bus and at the Tube, and which attractions are worthy some time and funds. greater than simply reports and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a travel advisor on your pocket.

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You could anticipate Rick Steves to inform you what you actually need to understand whilst touring in London.

With the self-guided excursions during this e-book, you’ll discover ancient giant Ben, bustling Trafalgar sq., and the Tower of London—home of the crown jewels. methods to retailer money and time at the Tube, and the way to prevent the mobs on the altering of the protect. examine London’s world-class museums, the place you could hint Western civilization from the Magna Carta and Shakespeare to Van Gogh and Picasso. enterprise into Soho’s theater district for a glitzy musical or a scrumptious Indian dinner. finish an outstanding day at a local pub, sharing a pint and a talk with a pleasant local.

Rick’s candid, funny suggestion will advisor you to good-value motels and eating places in pleasant London neighborhoods. You’ll get round by means of bus and at the Tube, and which points of interest are worthy a while and funds. greater than simply reports and instructions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a journey consultant on your pocket.

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Even a lowly, if shrewd, officer like Lieutenant Mackenzie had understood the importance of not striking the first blow on that Sunday at the Meeting House. Many of the King’s men believed that the colonists, like Sam Adams on 6 March, would walk away from a fight if it was offered to them. Surely the martial prowess of the British army would still have the power to intimidate? If the officers of the 23rd were uneasy about the coming fight, what about the other ranks? Most days the Fusiliers could be seen marching about the cobbled streets, returning from some work detail or going out to the quays to practise shooting at floating casks.

THREE The Fight at Lexington and Concord Or Adjutant Mackenzie’s Observations on American Warfare The march of Earl Percy’s brigade had barely begun as redcoats of Major John Pitcairn’s battalion deployed at the trot on Lexington Green. The late departure of that relief force meant that the 700 men of the British flank battalions sent out from Boston the previous night would have to face that morning’s crisis on their own. In their path were American militia of Captain Parker’s company. Like many of the country people of Massachusetts they had talked for months of confronting the government.

It may be that they hoped to play upon the earl’s political sympathies, for they knew that, as Member of Parliament for Westminster, he had aligned himself with the Whig opposition that questioned the Ministry’s policy of sending troops to enforce the British writ in America. If the Select Men – the colonists’ senior representatives at Boston – hoped that calling themselves Whigs and allying themselves with those who wanted to the limit the King’s powers in Britain or Ireland would help them divide the army and win their argument, they were mistaken.

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