Ah but that was a bunch of religious nutters, those fellows can justify anything.'course, some of those nutters had previously decamped to North America to impose their idea of religion, vs the King's imposed religion. By some accounts, Cromwell was relatively tolerant of other Protestant denominations, but virulently anti-Catholic.See US Constitution, 1st Amendment, ban on government imposed religion.It is also important to separate the monarchy from "political leaders",For that matter, the US' "political leaders" of 1776 were not members of any government recognized by the Crown, but rather the heads of a traitorous terrorist rabble raising arms against their soverign. I doubt George III would have worried about any "do not kill" courtesies, and would have eagerly flattened the entire block in downtown Philadelphia to take out the likes of Franklin, Jefferson and Adams, if he had had the means. The USians fought dirty too. Terrorized civilian royalists. Used guerilla tactics like hiding behind trees and walls and, worst of all, made a particular objective of picking off the Brit officers.Francis Marion (c. 1732 – February 27, 1795) was a military officer who served in the American Revolutionary War. Acting with Continental Army and South Carolina militia commissions, he was a persistent adversary of the British in their occupation of South Carolina in 1780 and 1781, even after the Continental Army was driven out of the state in the Battle of Camden. Due to his irregular methods of warfare, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare, and is credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers. He is known as the Swamp Fox.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_MarionSteve
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