Granary Burying Ground

Boston
MA

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Established in 1660, it contains some 1,600 graves including Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and James Otis, Jr. Dr. Joseph Warren, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill, was also buried there but later moved to Forest Hills Cemetery.

Part of the Freedom Trail™.

Eighteenth-century writers seemed uncertain how best to describe Britain’s relation to its many overseas possessions. Only tepidly did they employ the concept of empire since for them it carried uncomfortable baggage from ancient history. The traditional usage suggested that control over distant colonies and expansion into new regions depended on military might. But the notion that Great Britain was a modern-day Rome, dispatching powerful legions to conquer the world, did not sit well with a people who celebrated liberty and rights, the blessings of living under a balanced constitution.

T. H. Breen
The Marketplace of the Revolution (2004)