Stormbringer has a neat look into the British view of the Revolutionary War.
Sean asks, how did the ragtag Continental Army defeat the British? Well, aside from having the home field advantage, one overwhelming factor was the Brit’s ongoing fight with the French. Without the distraction of having to face the huge continental power of France, the Brits would have been able to focus their efforts on the rebellion and overwhelm our forces. But because France and Britain were always at one another’s throats, the Brits had no choice but to fight an economy-of-force campaign in North America.