The War of 1812, a song writers dream. Francis Scott Key whipped up a little tune.
The burning of the White House was just a little ethnic remodeling.
This type of remodeling is still done today. The insurance companies don't think much of the method.
I always thought of it quite nice of the British to wear bright Red and White uniforms and march in a straight line. It does make it much easier to acquire your target.
I do believe the French and Indians also attended the BBQ. What a party.