Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne


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The British knew him as “Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne.” The Contintentals defeated him and his “World’s Greatest Army” at the Battle of Saratoga. On October 17th 1777, British General John Burgoyne (1722–1792) surrendered his army of 6,000 men to the American “Rabble in Arms”.

The blue plaque honors the place where this British military officer, politician and dramatist lived and died: Hertford Street W1, Mayfair, London, England.

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The image, Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne, is subject to copyright by Jamie Barras. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin, administrator of “The Revolution flickred” pool.

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