“Captain Johnny X, twice sentenced to death by military tribunals as an international espionage agent, warned last night that democratic-minded Canadians had more than half a million enemies amongst them,” the Gazette story began. 619 more words
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Mention Canadian martyrs of the Catholic Church, and the eight Jesuit missionaries slain by Iroquois in the mid-17th century immediately come to mind. But they were not the only clerics with ties to this country to die for their faith. 599 more words
In August 1792, royalty came calling in Montreal. And Montreal yawned.
The visitor was 24-year-old Prince Edward Augustus, the fourth son of George III. He had landed at Quebec City the year before in command of the 7th Royal Fusiliers, and was accompanied by his mistress, Thérèse-Bernardine Montgenet, seven years his senior. 578 more words