Accounting for Biological Warfare

Could it not be contrived to send the SmallPox among those Disaffected Tribes of Indians? We must, on this occasion, use Every Stratagem in our power to Reduce them...undated and unsigned note from Jeffrey Amherst, c. July 1763 In the summer of 1763, in the vicinity of Fort Pitt (Western Pennsylvania), occurred what is widely…

Images of War

This is Edward Penny's 1764 painting, The Marquis of Granby giving Alms to a sick Soldier and his Family.  It's not the typical image we might have of war. Yet this was one of the most popular portrayals of eighteenth-century war in Britain. Edward Penny (1714 - 1791), The Marquis of Granby giving Alms to a sick Soldier…