French authorities surrendering Montreal to British forces in 1760.
American History

Recovering Britain’s War Debt: Whigs and the Stamp Act

May 25, 2020

To finance the war against France in North America, Britain amassed a war debt of over ₤122 million. George Grenville’s Stamp Act was meant to recover the money from the colonies, but he had severely underestimated the opposition to the Stamp Act in America. […]

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