On this day in 1781 in Yorktown, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War, British commander Cornwallis formally surrendered to George Washington. Thus, the Siege of Yorktown was a decisive victory for the American forces and their French allies, and was the last major battle of the war. Cornwallis’s surrender led to the opening of peace negotiations and the Treaty of Paris was reached in 1783, which ended the war between Britain and the United States and preserved American independence.
Missing this cottage in Cornwall today; autumn is my favourite time of year to visit. Crisp, bright mornings, high, blue skies, blackberries on the brambles and a log fire in the evenings. Roll on October! One for @autumncozy :)
Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson filming in Cornwall today. Kiss scene looks so different viewed from a distance so you can see how many crew are all around them. Amazing how it looks so romantic in the finished show when in reality it’s anything but!