Author: John Knight

John Knight is the author of War at Saber Point: Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion. He was educated at Warwick University where he gained a joint honours degree in American History/Politics. He was a Fine Art Valuer for a number of London-based Auction Houses including Christie's and Bonhams before changing career and taking up writing and lecturing full time. He splits his time between homes in Nottingham, England and Dutchess County, New York.

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“Four Battleflags of the Revolution: Captured by Lt.-Col. Banastre Tarleton”

On a late summer afternoon in 2005 representatives from Sotheby’s, the world’s most prestigious Fine Art auctioneers, pulled up outside the Hampshire home of Christopher Tarleton-Fagan. Fagan was a retired Grenadier Guards officer and the owner and custodian of four of the most historic Revolutionary war artefacts still remaining in private hands. He was also […]

by John Knight
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“Be A King George”

“Be a King George.” Four simple, but oft repeated words drilled into the Prince of Wales from childhood by his mother, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. And through a faithful adherence to her command George lost an American Empire.[1] In 1751 Princess Augusta was widowed unexpectedly on the sudden death of George’s father Frederick. Though a tragedy, […]

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Top 10 Banastre Tarleton Myths

He was arguably the greatest “anti-Hero” produced by either side during the Revolutionary War.   From Washington Irving to Mel Gibson, so much has been written about the career of Banastre Tarleton that it is difficult, even today, to separate man from myth.  Yet many of the most persistent and damning indictments of him are also […]

by John Knight