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Canada: Dan Snow finds Quebec full of British history and Gallic charm

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

From the Mail online:
I arrived in Quebec on the trail of a famous British victory. Just over 250 years ago on a plain above the city, a British army in the heart of enemy territory, and wholly outnumbered, fought a battle which would change the world.

The Battle of Quebec was a triumph for British General James Wolfe, who died from musket wounds at the glorious moment of victory.
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Dan Snow in talk about war hero at museum

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

From the Portsmouth News:
TV personality Dan Snow will turn his hand to lecturing when he speaks at the Royal Marines Museum.
The presenter will give a talk on the famous army commander James Wolfe, who led the British to victory over France at Quebec City in Canada in the 18th century.
He was killed during the battle at the city’s Heights of Abraham, but the victory allowed Britain to take control of Quebec and force the end of French rule in North America.
Mr Snow, who last year made a documentary about the history of the Royal Navy, will speak about the amphibious character of the battle on Monday, May 10 at 7pm.
Marketing manager Sandy Wilson said: ‘These sort of talks prove very popular and I’m sure the fact that Dan Snow is speaking will boost that.’
Tickets cost £10 for adults and £6 for children, and the talk is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are available from the museum by calling (023) 9281 9385), or visiting

Lecture at the Royal Marine Museum

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

10th May 2010 @ 7pm
Dan will be giving a lecture at the Royal Marine Museum on James Wolfe and Quebec. Tickets are £10, £6 for students.
Contact details can be found here to buy tickets.

Edit: According to the AboutMyArea website, Dan’s lecture will be titled “James Wolfe and Quebec:One of Britain’s Greatest Amphibious Assaults”.