Thursday, 18 March 2010
Random other stuff - the Battle for Quebec
If you have access to the fantastic BBC iPlayer, you may want to spend a pleasant hour watching a new documentary about the Seven Years War, and in particular the British - French conflict in "Nouvelle France" which led to the British capture of Quebec in 1759.
It's not a conflict that I had any real knowledge of, but the British victory and subsequent takeover of that part of Canada meant that British people were needed to populate it - hence the Irish resettlement programme which led to some of our Fitzhenry families finding their way there.
Here's the link:
It should work until next Monday.
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written by Jo Fitz-Henry