History Happy Hour Episode 108: Lord Cornwallis
Guests: Richard Middleton
Sunday, July 17, 2022
This Week on History Happy Hour: Lord Charles Cornwallis is best known as the British commander forced to surrender his army to George Washington at Yorktown, a shocking loss that led Britain to negotiate an end to the American Revolution. Far from being disgraced by his defeat, however, Cornwallis went on spend the next 25 years as a successful soldier and statesman, ruling India and Ireland and leaving his mark on both.
Chris and Rick welcome Richard Middleton, author of Cornwallis: Soldier and Statesman in a Revolutionary World.
The legacy of Cornwallis, Sunday at 4 PM on History Happy Hour, the spot where history is always on tap.