WARTIME: A History Series

S03E05: Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party

October 2, 2014

In the year 1768 the British Empire believed that they had honed in on the source of the troublesome sedition in the American Colonies and singled out Massachusetts as the primary culprit. In a stunning move the empire ordered General Thomas Gage to occupy the city and set in motion a path of bloodshed and chaos. In March of 1770 Bostonians were fired upon by imperial forces in an event that would become known as the Boston Massacre, and three years later colonists had their revenge at the so called Boston Tea Party. On Today’s episode we discuss Boston, Bloody Boston.

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