The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Faith
On Sept. 13, 1814, just weeks after they burned the U.S. Capitol, British forces attacked Baltimore, Maryland – the third largest city in America.
Britain had the largest global empire in world history, controlling 13 million square miles – almost a quarter of the Earth’s land – and nearly half billion people – one-fifth of the world’s population at that time. Out of nearly 200 countries in the world, only 22 were never controlled or invaded by Britain.
As the War of 1812 progressed, British soldiers marched toward Baltimore. On their way, they captured an elderly physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes. The town feared Dr. Beanes would be hanged, so they asked attorney Francis Scott Key to sail with Colonel John Skinner under a flag of truce to the British flagship Tonnant in order to arrange a prisonerpost was originally published on this site