Sir John Burgoyne

Standard Name: Burgoyne, Sir John
Used Form: General Burgoyne


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Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Lennox
Seventeen years after the brief, inglorious appearance of The Sister, Sir John Burgoyne raided it for his successful comedy The Heiress, which opened at Drury Lane on 14 January 1786. Twenty years after...
Textual Production Mary Julia Young
The poem is dedicated by their sincere admirer, the author, to those, whose dramatic excellence suggested it.
Young, Mary Julia. Genius and Fancy; or, Dramatic Sketches. H. D. Symonds and J. Gray.
1792, prelims
MJY did not claim it with her name until its re-issue with other poems in 1795...
Violence Ann Eliza Bleecker
AEB , whose husband was away seeking a wartime refuge for them, fled on foot from her New York estate, Tomhanick, at the approach of the British general Burgoyne .
Bleecker, Ann Eliza. “Memoirs of Mrs. Ann Eliza Bleecker”. The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker, edited by Margaretta Faugeres, Printed by T. and J. Swords, p. i - xviii.


27 July 1777: Indians with General Burgoyne's forces seized...

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27 July 1777

Indians with General Burgoyne 's forces seized two loyalist women at Fort Edward, New York, and murdered and scalped one of them.

17 October 1777: General Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga,...

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17 October 1777

General Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga, at the end of a campaign he had begun on 30 July.


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