Plains of Abraham


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Plains of Abraham

n
(Placename) (functioning as singular) 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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Plains′ of A′braham


n.pl.
a high plain adjoining the city of Quebec, Canada: English victory over the French in 1759.
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At daybreak tidings were carried to the Marquis de Montcalm that the English army was waiting to give him battle on the Plains of Abraham. This brave French general ordered his drums to strike up, and immediately marched to encounter Wolfe.
But even in that enviable situation, he was affable, and distinguished as much for his attention to the forms of courtesy, as for that chivalrous courage which, only two short years afterward, induced him to throw away his life on the plains of Abraham. Duncan, in turning his eyes from the malign expression of Magua, suffered them to rest with pleasure on the smiling and polished features, and the noble military air, of the French general.
The dangerous precipice along whose rocky front, Wolfe and his brave companions climbed to glory; the Plains of Abraham, where he received his mortal wound; the fortress so chivalrously defended by Montcalm; and his soldier's grave, dug for him while yet alive, by the bursting of a shell; are not the least among them, or among the gallant incidents of history.
One of the best times to visit is during the annual Festival d'ete which takes over the city's grassy Plains of Abraham, scene of a battle between the French and British in 1759 which paved the way for New France falling under London's control.
Winter tells the story of a young man in Quebec in September 2017 who believes himself to be General James Wolfe, the historical figure who fought against Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham. The central premise is Jimmy's attempt to regain the lost time when Wolfe was to be on leave, but the calendars changed that year from the Julian to the Gregorian, thus eliminating 11 days of September and consequently Wolfe's leave.
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1759: British forces occupied Quebec City following their victory over the defending French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
I had the honour and the privilege to attend the Canadian Constitutional Affairs Conference 2008 which was held in a typical icy cold, January winter in Quebec City at the Plains of Abraham. During that event, an exquisite dinner was held in an ancient church in Old Quebec City.
Synopsis: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759 and the subsequent capitulation of Quebec set the stage for an equally significant French-British engagement in the struggle for northeastern North America, the Battle of Sainte-Foy.
They are not invested in the Plains of Abraham or anything else that has embossed our story.
The triumph of James Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 has often been regarded as the crowning glory of the miraculous 'Year of Victories.' Historians have long known, however, that this victory did not necessarily ensure British control over North America.