The British during the "Revolutionary War" were trying to keep their tentative hold on the American Colonies. They were considered the superior army, and their navy bested the American one by far. King George the Third was the monarch of England at this point in time. When the Americans wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, they accused him of the wrongs, and not the British parliament.
To hear personal accounts of the British men and women, click on the links below:
Lieutenant William Cumberland Wilkinson
Wife of a General
Hired German Soldiers