"Now, God be praised, I will die in peace
-Last words of Major General James Wolfe upon learning of the British victory over the French at Battle of the Plains of Abraham outside Quebec (1759). The French general, the Marquis de Montcalm died the next day from wounds inflicted in battle.
Wolfe’s victory led to British dominance in North America and, ultimately, the emergence of Canada. The British were not so fortunate in their attempts to conquer Argentina (See earlier post: “The Canada of South America: British Territorial Ambitions in Argentina”)
Image: The Death of General Wolfe by Benjamin West (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)