Paul Revere

To explore the American Revolution through the eyes of John Singleton Copley is to see it with fresh eyes, to understand that it was a civil war with many shades of allegiance.

The Man, the Myth, and the Midnight Ride

It hardly seemed possible that a British garrison of seven hundred men could withstand a siege by the greatest American armada of the Revolution. But luck was not with the Americans that summer

“When the British came I was at Fox Island, with my uncle—where we went fishing in an open boat. Read more >>

What was it like to actually be there in April, 1775?
This is how the participants, American and British, remembered it

Participants describe the opening of the American Revolution