Today marks an unusual anniversary in American history: the burning of the White House by British troops. It happened in 1814, as part of the (poorly named) War of 1812. The vandalous act was retaliation for the U.S.’s attack on Ontario, Canada, a part of Great Britain’s empire.
But today, it’s a distant memory, and the source of a pretty endearing exchange between the descendants of colonials and those loyal to the crown. Or more specifically between The White House Historical Association and the British Embassy in Washington DC:
Well played! But bonus gold stars for the Embassy’s employment of English actors much-beloved by Americans.
Kristy Puchko needs more Internetting like this.