Perhaps many patriotic Americans will dismiss the controversial premise found in this penultimate examination of the American revolution and its most renowned revolutionary figures. But, as became evident in the previous installment concerning Benjamin Franklin, America’s cherished founders may not have been who scholarly historical documentation claims.
In the case of George Washington, often labeled the founder of America, the gulf between objective fact and mythical historical portrayal shall prove to be sharply drawn. That Washington was a land holding aristocrat and not numbered among the hoi polloi shall not prove to be a profound revelation.
However, the actual identity of America’s founder shall no doubt prove shocking.
More revealing still is what the history books have generally omitted concerning the biographical details of Washington’s life and military record prior to the start of America’s alleged revolutionary conflict with Great Britain.
Indeed, one shall soon discover, the historical accounts of Washington’s life, and that of the military victory over Great Britain, may have been wholly cut from mythical cloth. Continue reading “America’s war for independence: revolution or hoax? (Part III)”