Courtly, gallant, handsome, and bold, John Laurens seemed the perfect citizen-soldier of the Revolution. But why did he have to seek death so assiduously?
The United States remained officially neutral, but many Americans fought alongside both opposing armies and several became legendary heroes
A gathering of turn-of-the-century paintings
Refugees from the French Revolution, many of them of noble birth, built a unique community in the backwoods of Pennsylvania—and hoped their queen would join them
Besides being a bigot, a fop, and a thief, the British governor Lord Cornbury, had some peculiar fetishes