Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester
The history of the American Revolution is weighted towards the dignity and heroism of the colonists who rose up and demanded their independence. The winners always write the history. But there were characters on the other side of this fight who were heroes as well. Guy Carleton is one of those heroes.
I’ve visited Carleton University in Ottawa a few times over the last few years for business. The spelling of Carleton was particularly notable to me, but I never dove deep into the history of the name until I reacquainted myself with the Revolutionary War.