Bunkers Hill, or the Blessed Effects of Family Quarrels
Anonymous, British, 18th century British
Not on view
This small satirical print was likely appeared in a periodical and comments on Boston hostilities that preceded America's Declaration of Independence in 1776. News of the Battle of Bunker Hill reached London on July 25, 1775 and this print must have been produced soon after. Figures representing America and Britannia fight one another as France stabs America from behind and Spain pierces Britannia's shield. British politicians John Stuart, Earl of Bute, Frederick North, Earl of Guilford, and David Murray, Earl of Mansfield, look down on the scene, accompanied by a demons.