Friday, 27 September 2013

Are General James' Wolfe's letters to leave UK?

Interesting post on the Art History News blog - are 232 personal letters of James Wolfe, the British general who defeated French forces near Quebec City at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, addressed to his parents and detailing his career, about to leave Britain? Certainly seems so, as no-one is willing to stump up the £900,000 to save them. The defeat of the French at the battle was a major factor in the future creation of modern Canada.

For more on the story visit

(With thanks to @arthistorynews)


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