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Published by Printed by John Bellew in Strabane [Northern Ireland] .
Written in English


  • Wolfe, James, -- 1727-1759 -- Drama,
  • Québec Campaign, 1759 -- Drama

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Edition Notes

Other titlesThe siege of Quebec, The death of General Wolfe
Statementby Miss Forsyth
SeriesThree centuries of drama, Three centuries of English and American plays, 1500-1830
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], ii, [3]-60 p
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15136977M

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This is an excellent, well researched, book about the siege and fall of Quebec in It is heavily based on primary sources, the diaries and letters of the main commanders and some of the soldiers involved. The insight into the views and moods of the commanders on both sides are fascinating/5. General Wolfe killed at the Siege of Quebec Septem Collection. Print Collection portrait file. W. James Wolfe. Death. Dates / Origin Date Issued: - (Inferred) Library locations The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection Topics Public figures Wolfe, James, Death Genres.   Battle of Quebec: Septem On Septem , the British under General James Wolfe () achieved a dramatic victory when they scaled the cliffs over the city of Quebec to defeat.   Ugly, gangling, and tormented by agonising illness, Major General James Wolfe was an unlikely hero. Yet in , Wolfe's victory, bought at the cost of his life, ensured that English, not French, would become the dominant language in North America. But was there more to James Wolfe than a celebrated death? This book seeks to answer that question/5(1).

  An epic history of the battle of Quebec, the death of General James Wolfe and the beginnings of Britain's empire in North America. Military history at its best. Perched on top of a tall promontory, surrounded on three sides by the treacherous St Lawrence River, Quebec -- in France's capital city in Canada -- forms an almost impregnable Reviews: Death of General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec 13th September in the French and Indian War or the Seven Years War Wolfe, who had been wounded in the hand, advanced with the 28th Foot until he was shot in the groin and then in the chest. A group of soldiers carried him to the rear.   On the mahogany square piano, there stands a framed page of music, Britannia or the Death of Wolfe, written a decade after the Battle of Quebec by Thomas Paine, author of The Rights of Man. "In a mouldering cave, where the wretched retreat, Britannia sat wasted with care. She wept for her Wolfe, and exclaim'd against fate.   Siege of Quebec From British Perspective Michael Pearson American Heritage December 9, Sixteen years after General James Wolfe’s famous assault on Quebec, the city was subjected to another siege—and another storming—that, though less celebrated, was vitally important to Americans in the early months oj their revolution.

Howe commanded a light infantry battalion under General Wolfe during the Siege of Quebec. He was in the Battle of Beaufort, and was chosen by Wolfe to lead the ascent from the Saint Lawrence River up to the Plains of Abraham that led to the British victory in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham on 13 September   British-Canadian Centennium, General James Wolfe, His Life and Death: A Lecture Delivered in the Mechanics’ Institute Hall, Montreal, on Tuesday, Septem , being the Anniversary Day of the Battle of Quebec, fought a Century before in which Britain lost a Hero and Won a Province. Quebec: J. Lovell. p. Battle of Quebec, also called Battle of the Plains of Abraham, (Septem ), in the French and Indian War, decisive defeat of the French under the marquis de Montcalm by a British force led by Maj. Gen. James Wolfe. This is popular history of an interesting event, the siege and capture of Quebec in , by the British navy and the British army led by General Wolfe. It reads more like a novel, than a work of serious history, and most of the bibliography is quite dated, but it certainly provides an overview of what happened that summer and fall/5(5).