The £20 million replica of the ship which helped create the American revolution: French General Layfette's frigate which took him to America to fight the British in 1780 is reborn and will set sail for US next year

September 7, 2014 5:30 PM

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General Lafayette cemented his place in history by having a significant hand in the ousting of monarchies and creation of new regimes in America and France.

He became one of the most important figures in the US War of Independence (1775 to 1783) before he played a pivotal role in the French Revolution (1789 to 1799) in his home country.

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