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By Mary Beacock Fryer

King’s Men is the tale of the Loyalist regiments who turned the soldier founders of the Province of Ontario, the dependable Colonials who joined the Provincial Corps of the British military, Canadian Command, in the course of the American revolution.

Mythology at the United Empire Loyalists who based Canadian provinces is ingrained. we regularly envisage unswerving households marching out of the positive usa on the shut of the yankee Revolution. yet those myths lead us to miss a desirable interval within the lives of 1 crew of Loyalists – the warriors who turned Ontario’s founders.

by the point the Treaty of Separation was once signed in 1783, 4 complete power corps have been serving in Canada. those have been the Royal Highland Emigrants (placed at the general institution in 1778, because the 84th Foot), the King’s Royal Regiment of recent York, Butler’s Rangers, and the unswerving Rangers. A 5th corps, the King’s rangers amounted to 3 complete businesses.

an in depth examine on what those Provincials accomplished is lengthy late. King’s males fills a niche in tracing the lives of those United Empire Loyalists who first fought less than British command, and spent a tough interval as displaced individuals in Canada (people whose simply wish was once to come to their houses in Britain’s older colonies) until eventually the time once they accredited Canada as a brand new homeland.

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