Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Boston Massacre 1770

This event occurred today in 1770. Wiki here
This picture is from the 40th Foot's FB page where there is plenty of interesting clips of this unique reenactment.

1 comment:

  1. I read Stuart Reid's view that this was a usual way of riot control in 18th century Britain. The fact that the troops opened fire without orders is what made this such a horrible event.
    It was amazing that John Adams defended them in court, using the principles of law.