Talk:William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe

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Questions[edit]

Did he possess any property in Ireland?--Anglius 21:36, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

If General Howe "succeeded" as commander-in-chief of British troops in North America between 1775–1778, why did the Treaty of Paris (1783) result in the recognition of the North American colonies as "thirteen free and sovereign States"? This article verges on NPOV in it's celebration of a "very capable", "daring, aggressive" British officer "knighted after his successes" seeking "to crush the" Americans. To me, this article reads as very Anglocentric in it's celebration of a 18th Century British war hero seeking to crush resistance to British colonial rule. The North Americans defeated General Howe -- why does Wikipedia describe Howe as a successful hero? 66.17.105.226 01:10, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Much offensive content on this page[edit]

Needs many deletions, such as "Howe sucks nut all night long". These people need to get a life. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 143.220.15.2 (talk) 14:29, 13 April 2007 (UTC).

What was the point of Deletion?[edit]

What was the point of deleting the entire section about Howe and the Revolutionary War? Surely it would have made more sense to edit the section to create a more balanced article, rather than simply deleting it because of an alleged pro-British POV. Now there is no section about Howe and the Revoltutionary War which is silly considering it is what he is most famous for. 81.157.42.49 (talk) 08:05, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

The section was deleted in this piece of vandalism, nearly seven months ago. I have put the section back with the wikilinks and footnotes. Graham87 04:06, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Dalliance in Philadelphia[edit]

Shouldn't some mention be made that while wintering in Philadelphia in 1777 Howe was distracted somewhat because of his affair with Mrs. Elizabeth Loring? This was quite public knowledge at the time. Poems were even written about the affair. There also seemed to be a lot of partying going on among the British officers. This would also seem to be a distraction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.255.145.144 (talk) 05:52, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Germantown Near-Defeat[edit]

From all I've read, the balance of the war changing and France entering was because of Saratoga, not because of a British victory in taking the capital and repulsing a counter-attack. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.185.250.142 (talk) 16:45, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

date of birth -- what about old & new style?[edit]

At top of article is

William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, KB, PC (10 August 1729 – 12 July 1814)

1729 is before England and its colonies changed from old style to new style calendar (which was done in 1752). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.63.16.20 (talk) 17:17, 1 April 2014 (UTC)