a ship’s captain at 15, wolfe became a hero at 24 winning the only u s navel victory in the revolutionary war. he grew rich as a french privateer and was intimate with josephine bonaparte and marie antoinette. he nearly stopped the british from burning washington in 1814 and was key in the defense of baltimore. this is mostly true story of his torrid love affair while washington burned. More
a ships captain at 15, wolfe won the only u s navel victory in the revolutionary war when he was 24. he sailed his prize into baltimore harbor, named it ‘the george washington” and became an instant national hero. shuttling between paris and washington, he was on intimate terms with both josephine bonaparte and marie antoinette. he grew rich as a french privateer, sinking british shipping and keeping the spoils.
when he returned to baltimore to run for congress, he was considered a traitor for sailing under a french flag and shunned by the electorate. he found redemption in 1812, nearly stopped the british from burning washington and was key in the defense of fort mchenry. this is the mostly true story of his torrid love affair during the burning of washington, attack on baltimore and writing of the star spangled banner.