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Annapolis Royal,

town (1991 pop. 633), W N.S., Canada, on the Annapolis River. Founded as Port Royal by the sieur de MontsMonts, Pierre du Gua, sieur de
, c.1560–c.1630, French colonizer in North America. A wealthy Huguenot and a favorite of Henry IV, he was the holder of a trade monopoly in New France and the patron of Samuel de Champlain. Monts had visited the St. Lawrence by 1603.
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 in 1605, the settlement was destroyed (1613) by English colonists under Samuel ArgallArgall, Sir Samuel
, d. 1626?, English ship captain, prominent in the early settlement of Virginia. He commanded a ship sent to Jamestown in 1609 and had charge of one of the ships Baron De la Warr brought to the failing colony in 1610.
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 but was rebuilt by the French. The fort changed hands between the French and the English five times from 1605 to 1710, when it capitulated to a force of New Englanders under Francis Nicholson. The name was then changed in honor of Queen Anne. Annapolis Royal was the capital of Nova Scotia from 1713 to 1749. Fort Anne Historic National Park includes the ruins of the fort. The officers' quarters (built 1797–98) have been restored as a museum.

Annapolis Royal

a town in SE Canada in W Nova Scotia on an arm of the Bay of Fundy: the first settlement in Canada (1605). Pop.: 550 (2001)
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So, if you zoom out, a lot of Annapolis Royal is like a lot of other small towns around the country, I'd imagine, but then a lot of it, in close-up, is very particularly and strangely and conflictingly and specially all its own.
An overnight stay in a double room at the Queen Anne Inn in Annapolis Royal mid season in June costs up to PS95 (CAD$149) A double room at the MacKinnon-Cann Inn in Yarmouth in June costs up to PS117 (CAD$185) A double room at the Lord Nelson Hotel in Halifax costs PS191.
DEFENCE: Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal ALL AT SEA: Lunenburg harbour and (inset) whale-watching and the graves of Titanic victims
Left, the Fort Anne National Historic Site in Annapolis Royal and, right, Lunenburg harbour at sunset.
In 1710, the French setdement at Port Royal was captured by British forces and renamed Annapolis Royal.
Port-Royal and Annapolis Royal offer the best examples of 17th and 18th century settlements, with many buildings having been lovingly restored and classified as National Historic Sites.
Further along the Bay of Fundy is the lovely historic town of Annapolis Royal, population 444.
She is survived by sisters, Isabel Longmire, Annapolis Royal, NS, Joyce (Winslow) Kaye, Hillsburn, NS; son, Richard MacIntosh, Wellsley, MA; several nieces and nephews.
His primary claim to fame was his account of the construction in 1606-07 of Port Royal, on the site of what became Annapolis Royal in Nova Scotia in 1613, when the British destroyed the French fort.
My grandmother's people are Mikmaw from Nova Scotia, and I have traced her lineage back to the early 1700s around Annapolis Royal, where her ancestors fought and defeated a company of New England raiders at the Battle of Bloody Creek.
English ships were already in the Bay of Fundy trading with the Mi'kmaq Indians when the first French colonists arrived, but it was the French who made the first settlement at Port Royal, now Annapolis Royal.
He does so by introducing us to "the burnt out academic refinishing furniture in Mahone Bay, to the retirees in Lions Head, to the busy entrepreneurs of Annapolis Royal.

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