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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Visit the various exhibitions at the Plains of Abraham Museum.
Caption: Plains of Abraham, photo by Troy Hunter, January 2008.
In "Backs to the Wall: The Battle of Sainte-Foy and the Conquest of Canada" Peter MacLeod (the pre-Confederation historian at the Canadian War Museum, where he curated the permanent exhibits on the Seven Years' War and The Battle of the Plains of Abraham) presents this historical event in riveting detail, from the preparation and day-by-day actions during the engagement to the compelling siege of Quebec by land and ship.
The Death of My Country: The Plains of Abraham Diary of Genevieve Aubuchon, Quebec, New France, 1759.
Initially, he proposed a re-enactment of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the seminal conflict in which British forces defeated French and Indigenous soldiers to conquer New France.
The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, marking the fall of Quebec to Britain -- in 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.
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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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