John Andre was a merchant’s son, not born into wealth. Yet, he entered the British military with nothing, and rose in rank to become the Head of British Intelligence during the American Revolutionary War.
Charismatic and charming, Andre was admired by both British comrades and American foes.
On September 20, 1780, he met with American General Benedict Arnold in Haverstraw, NY to receive the plans for West Point.
Some believe that Major Andre had even courted Benedict Arnold’s wife, while she was still a young coquette.
After his death, his body was buried in the Poet’s Corner of England’s Westminster Abbey, alongside monuments of Shakespeare, Tennyson, Chaucer, Dryden, and Spenser.
But who was British Major John Andre, really?
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