Thompson, Roger. "If I had been… the Earl of Sherburne in 1762-5"
Divergence: 1762 CE
What if: The Earl of Sherburne was placed in charge of peace negotiations with France after the Seven Year War, and then became Treasury Minister.
Comments: The earl contemplates returning Canada to the French and avoiding taxes on the thirteen colonies, actions that would prevent the American Revolution.
Published: In If I Had Been…, Ten Historical Fantasies (ed. Daniel Snowman), q.v.