Charles Watson-Wentworth (Marquess of Rockingham)

Portrait by Artist to Come

13 May 1730 in South Yorkshire, England
1 July 1782 in London, England




2nd Marquess of Rockingham. Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.



Loyalism was a siren call for the British. They were constantly bending their strategy to conform to the chimera of Loyalist support that was assumed to be there but somehow never materialized. Howe’s Philadelphia campaign and Burgoyne’s invasion from Canada, as well as the British strategy in the South, were based on the assumption that large numbers of Loyalists would rise in support, if only sufficiently encouraged and protected ...

Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)