Paul Revere and his midnight ride—immortalized as the harbinger of the dramatic escalation of the American colonial rebellion against the British Empire—has been celebrated in tales and songs throughout the centuries. But what really happened on April 18, 1775? Experts shed light on the legendary ride and the man behind it, revealing the fascinating life of a fabled national hero who witnessed the birth of a nation.
Nina Zannieri is the Executive Director of the Paul Revere Memorial Association in Boston. Robert Shimp is Research and Adult Program Director for the Paul Revere Memorial Association.
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Image: N.C. Wyeth (1882–1945), Paul Revere, 1922. Oil on canvas. The Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Gift of Michael F. Sweeney, 1923.