This, in fact, is what changed history. I hate to state that outright; I would rather let my readers put the pieces together themselves. But the caption series format doesn't really allow me to drop enough hints to communicate that it was Richard Collet's decision to sell the loyalists out that changed history.
Especially since, y'know, stuff has happened in the last couple of days to distract people from this story.
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