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7 About how many Loyalists joined the British to fight the rebels?
Asked in American Revolution, Monarchy
How were loyalist treated by King George III during the American Revolution?
Loyalists were favoured by the British government, which did it's best to protect them, but they were still often harrassed (extensively) by rebels. After the outbreak of hostilities during the American Revolution, some loyalists joined militia units to fight for the Crown, while still others enlisted as regulars.