America - Discovery To Revolution: The English Frontier The...

  |  Buy to Own: 20/04/2009
  |  50 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Two episodes from the 'History of Warfare' series, 'America: Discovery To Revolution', which looks at the birth of the United States. 'The English Frontier' and 'The American Revolution' examine the fractious relationship between the governing British rulers and the colonials who were demanding independence. The Stamp Act of 1765 was the first direct tax on the colonies and the flashpoint which lead to the American War of Independence, as many believed there should be 'no taxation without representation'. Victory saw an end to British rule - but it also signalled the start of a bloody chapter in American history.