John Hancock, the most famous signer of the Declaration of Independence, was a man of contradictions. He was a man born into privilege, and yet he became one of the most passionate voices for the rights of the common man. He was a wealthy man of business, but longed for military glory. We talk with Brooke Barbier, author of King Hancock: The Radicat Influence of a Moderate Founder, about this enigmatic figure we think we know so well. Brooke Barbier is also the founder of Ye Olde Tavern Tours, for those who want beer with their history (and vice versa), and the author of Boston in the American Revolution: A town vs. an Empire, available from Amazon or as part of a tour.