In Worcester, England, war-tired Britons unfolded their newspapers and read:
¶ "Advice is received that the [U.S.] Congress . . . have declared war against Great Britain."
¶ "It appears highly probable that [the enemy] will attempt an invasion of this country. Let him come."
¶ "The combined squadrons of France and Spain . . . were engaged by the British fleet."
¶ "Success . . . has crowned the efforts of the Allies on the continent."
Thus did some Britons read, when these events occurred, the news of: 1) the American Revolution; 2) the projected Napoleonic invasion of England; 3)...