The high hopes the British had for the campaign of 1777 ended with the disaster of Saratoga. The destruction of an entire army was a blow from which the British would never fully recover; Saratoga would prove a turning point in the war. Much of the blame would fall on Sir William Howe. By pursuing his own advance on Philadelphia without reference to the invasion from Canada, Howe left Burgoyne to his fate. Howe would win more victories in Pennsylvania. Despite this, the end of the year would see his military reputation in tatters.