Season: 4 Episode: 14
James Aitken, nicknamed 'John the Painter', was a Scottish radical and arsonist who went around the major Royal Navy dockyards in 1776 in an attempt to burn them down in an act of sympathy with the American Revolutionaries.
Listen to this incredible tale of one man's mission to gain notoriety and wealth.
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The Society for Nautical Research
Journal of the American Revolution
Headstuff James Aitken, Aka “John The Painter”, Saboteur And Arsonist, Ciaran Conliffe
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Intro music by The Model Folk
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