HIST 124 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Habitants, Quebec Act, Scottish Highlands

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Didn"t look like a hero and also was afraid of not living up to his parents" expectations. In charge of leading expedition up st lawrence to capture quebec. Expected to be welcomed by habitants who want to escape their seigneurs. Said he had not come to destroy but merely subdue and bring them into subjection of the king of england. Habitants sent their families into the fort to protect them, men gather into an army and harass the english. Wolfe send another proclamation: the coming of violent measures and then burns their houses and crops. Spends months trying to get french to come out, bombs them. Sept 17, 1759: he was desperate, took a risk: plan was to take army across the river with bombs and guns and scaled the cliff/walls and assemble in cornfield (plains of abraham) Montcalme marches troops outside and in 15 minutes english won.

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