- Jan 2018
That the Patriot militias controlled almost all the areas of the rebelling colonies not directly controlled by British regular troops strongly implies that considerably more people favored the rebellion than opposed it.That was often true. There were plenty of people who weren't strongly committed to either side and mostly wanted to be left alone.
That doesn't change however that Mr. Beevor made an incorrect statement on the level of support for King George in the colonies. Tories were always a minority, albeit a sizable one.