Hessians were German soldiers that the British hired to fight for them during the Revolutionary War.
Hessian Term Timeline in Chains
The timeline below shows where the term Hessian appears in Chains. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Lady Seymour—she needs Isabel’s help, since her Dutch servants left and she has a dozen Hessians staying at her house. Madam says she can’t do the housework herself, but Lockton says... (full context)
...Isabel sees few familiar faces at the Tea Water Pump. Grandfather disappears, and five more Hessians move into Lady Seymour’s house. Isabel is glad to finally lie down to sleep that... (full context)