Renegade revolutionary the life of general charles lee is a vivid new portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of the american revolutionaries lees erratic behavior and comportment his capture and more than one year imprisonment by the british and his court martial after the battle of monmouth in 1778 have dominated his . In renegade revolutionary papas succeeds in deciphering the enigma that was charles lee he also recreates the different worlds in europe and america that shaped this inspiring and infuriating soldier this well researched and thoughtful volume represents a major contribution to revolutionary war history. Lee fought on and off the battlefield for expanded democracy freedom of conscience individual liberties human rights and for the formal education of womenrenegade revolutionary the life of general charles leeis a vivid new portrait of one of the most complex and controversial of the american revolutionaries. Charles lee 6 february 1732 os 26 january 1731 2 october 1782 served as a general of the continental army during the american war of independencehe also served earlier in the british army during the seven years warhe sold his commission after the seven years war and served for a time in the polish army of king stanislaus ii lee moved to north america in 1773 and bought an estate
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