Plains of Abraham


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fairly level field adjoining the upper part of the city of Quebec, Canada. There, in 1759, the English under Gen. James Wolfe defeated the French under Gen. Louis Montcalm. The battle decided the last of the French and Indian WarsFrench and Indian Wars,
1689–1763, the name given by American historians to the North American colonial wars between Great Britain and France in the late 17th and the 18th cent.
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 and led to British supremacy in Canada. Part of the battle site is now built over, but a part is preserved as a national park.

Plains of Abraham:

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fairly level field adjoining the upper part of the city of Quebec, Canada. There, in 1759, the English under Gen. James Wolfe defeated the French under Gen. Louis Montcalm.
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Plains of Abraham

English victory decided last of French and Indian wars (1759). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 7]
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Plains of Abraham

a field in E Canada between Quebec City and the St Lawrence River: site of an important British victory (1759) in the Seven Years' War, which cost the French their possession of Canada
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Caption: Plains of Abraham, photo by Troy Hunter, January 2008.
Focusing on the 1759 British attack of French-held Quebec City, Trottier's recent release for the I Am Canada (1) series, Storm the Fortress: The Siege of Quebec; William Jenkins, New France, 1759, returns to the historical event she took up in her 2004 volume in the Dear Canada series, The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon, Quebec, New France, 1759.
Ever since the French first set foot in North America, established Quebec as its base in the New World, and were humiliatingly defeated on the Plains of Abraham in 1757 by the British Red Coats, the very existence of Canada has been a balancing act between English and French speakers.
The city's park, The Plains of Abraham, is converted into a giant theme park for the festival, which will celebrate its 59th year in February.
Arbour s attachment with all things royal would unlikely resonate with most Quebecois, many of whom still chafe at their French ancestors losses against British troops on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City in the 18th century.
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This is the third consecutive year the carrier has sponsored the carnival and at the heart of its sponsorship is the WestJet zip line across the Plains of Abraham.
Fifty years before, Britain had consolidated its power and complete control over the northern part of the continent with a decisive victory against the French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
When it comes to Wolfe's victory on the Plains of Abraham Mr Snow is very serious indeed: it was to the British a 'milepost that marked their rise to global hegemony".
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham is one of the defining moments in both Quebec and Canadian history.
In September, Vancouver Branch executive members, John Anderson UE, Wendy Cosby UE, and Warren Bell UE attended the 78th Fraser Highlanders Battle of the Plains of Abraham Dinner.
The ice sculptures, which include buildings, people, animals, and figments of the imagination, are built on the Plains of Abraham, a large park that was once a famous battlefield.