CHRIS FREMANTLE

The Scot who burned down the White House

Posted in Uncategorized by chrisfremantle on September 4, 2014

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Burning of the White House by British forces, 1814 Burning of the White House by British forces, 1814

The Scots have had had a remarkable impact on American history. Less well-known is the Scot who burned down the White House and inadvertently helped inspire the American national anthem,  a “mad, romantic, money-getting” Cochrane.

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