David McCullough

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Admiral Lord Richard Howe Character Analysis

Admiral Lord Richard Howe, the brother of General William Howe, is also an important figure on the British side of the Revolutionary War. He’s tasked with controlling the naval resources of the British offense, making him especially key during the Siege of New York in the summer of 1776, when his leadership and command of maritime strategy prove crucial in an important British victory.
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Admiral Lord Richard Howe Character Timeline in 1776

The timeline below shows where the character Admiral Lord Richard Howe appears in 1776. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: Dorchester Heights
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...Boston Loyalist (i.e., a supporter of King George III). William Howe, along with his brother Richard Howe (George III’s Lord Admiral of the Navy), belong to a wealthy English family. William Howe... (full context)
Chapter 6: Fortune Frowns
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...a delegation of three people (Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Edward Rutledge) to meet with Admiral Lord Richard Howe . The meeting is unproductive: Howe demands that the Americans “tread back” on their claims... (full context)
Chapter 7: Darkest Hour
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Admiral Lord Richard Howe and his brother William Howe send a peace treaty to the people of New Jersey.... (full context)