Author: Gavin K. Watt

Gavin Watt has studied Canada’s role in the American Revolution for forty years and has eight books published on the subject, including his forthcoming Poisoned by Lies and Hypocrisy: America's First Attempt to Bring Liberty to Canada, 1775-1776 (February 2014). He pursues a life-long interest in military history and has re-enacted in four historical eras. Gavin is the past commander and founder of the King’s Royal Yorkers, the past commander of the Northern Brigade, and a honorary Vice-President of the United Empire Loyalists’ Association. Information about his career and books may be found at

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Sir John Johnson, The Hard Luck Baronet

John Johnson was the only white son of the Anglo-Irish immigrant William Johnson, the superintendent of Northern Indians, who gained considerable fame, fortune and a knighthood by commanding the 1755 action at Lake George, defeating a French and Canadien expedition and capturing its commander. William gained further recognition and notoriety by assuming command of the […]

by Gavin K. Watt