John the Painter's Burning Ambition

Season 3, Episode 19,  Sep 03, 12:00 AM

In the spring of 1777 Britain held its breath as the mysterious, terrifying 'John the Painter' embarked on a campaign to burn England's naval dockyards to the ground, one by one. If he hadn't been such a frankly rubbish arsonist Britain's maritime power could have been all but wiped out and history taken a very different course indeed. 

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