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The Extraordinary Tale of…

On the wintry evening of 16 December 1773, a Boston shoemaker stood up against British oppression and became a patriot
JUST THEIR CUP OF TEA Hundreds watched and celebrated during the Boston Tea Party


How George Robert Twelves Hewes went from a royal subject to an American citizen

Having hastily disguised themselves as Mohawk Native Americans – using coal dust to darken their skin and wearing feathers in their hair – a band of American patriots marched to Boston Harbor. On that cold evening of 16 December 1773, they climbed aboard three British ships docked there, calmly subdued the crews and dumped all 342 chests of tea from the holds into the water.

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