Could the British Ever Retake the United States?

Historian Spins 'Da Vinci Code' Scenario Involving the Brits and the Modern Tea Party Movement

LITTLE SILVER, NJ--(Marketwire - June 29, 2010) -  Before the American Revolution, the colonies were ruled by the British Crown, all Americans were actually British subjects and, yes, they taxed the heck out of our tea.

To some across the pond, those were the good old days, and the concept of a centuries' old plan to retake the colonies -- now the United States of America -- is examined in a novel that brings some Da Vinci Code elements to the birth of a nation.

"The Retaking of America" (, by American Revolution historian Richard Marrin, mixes a unique cocktail that's one part secret plan, one part international intrigue and one part Tea Party movement, and delivers a believable scenario spun out of an unlikely question.

"A lot of people are concerned that we are breaking away from what the Founding Fathers intended," Marrin said. "We broke away from the crown, because we did not want the government telling us what to do. Now, the U.S. government is inserting itself into the day to day activities of what was supposed to be a free marketplace. While they rejected the idea of a 'state church,' like the official Church of England, they were not anti-religious. In fact, they all acted out of the convictions of their faith, so why does it seem the courts are so hell-bent on ensuring that religion is completely absent from anything involving government? These are the issues that are gripping the national discourse, and issues that could spark many to help 'retake' their country, in the same way the U.S. uses public sentiment against the regimes around the world that they hope to topple."

The end game of the British in his book is unique, but not so fantastic when the realities of the political sentiment of the U.S. are taken as a cumulative equation, Marrin added.

"The second-worst terrorist attack in the United States, behind 9-11, was the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh, a U.S. born terrorist with an agenda to overthrow the government," Marrin said.

About Richard Marrin

Richard Marrin is an attorney and author of more than 20 non-fiction books about American history, and an occasional columnist for He is also an Arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange, now FINRA. 

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