American War of Independence
There is an ugly rumour going around that the Americans won this war so every 4th July they celebrate their victory but as every reasonable person knows this wasn’t the case. ‘Sitting Bull’ had nothing to do with this war at all. The people who won this war were in fact by and large British settlers who like the rest of us Britons thought they were being ripped off by those in power. Not a lot changes, does it? George Washington’s family origins were in Northamptonshire. Now after the war the British settlers became Americans, the ratification of the 'Treaty of Paris' when papers were exchanged in Paris being the 12th May 1784. The only real war between Britain and America was in 1812 when the Americans tried to invade Canada.