Extra: The British burn Washington, 1814
The last time the Capitol was attacked, before this week
(This is a short extra newsletter today.)
I need scarcely observe, that the consternation of the inhabitants was complete, and that to them this was a night of terror.
I’ve just been listening on BBC radio to a short extract from a first-hand account of the British assault on the Capitol (and other buildings) at Washington in 1814 – that was the last time…