Proclamation of 1763, Stamp Act and Townshend Acts1) More that the woman claimed she was beaten because her husband laid down an ultimatum - she was going to have to pay for bailing herself out of jail every time she got into a fight with the American Indian woman next door,
Townshend Acts, Coercive Acts and Tea Act2) she couldn't deal drugs out of the house anymore, and that she wouldn't need to, anyway, because his pharmacist brother would give her a drastically cut price on her pain medication.
Revolutionary War.3) Then, when she started slapping him, he restrained her wrist, until he got sucker punched by the Frenchman down the street who she'd been cheating on the husband with.
And yeah, the French were the biggest badasses on the planet at that time. They managed to conquer Europe a couple of decades later, after all