Champlain: A Drama in Three Acts: With an Introduction Entitled Twenty Years and After (Classic Reprint)
The first siege of Quebec, before and after, marks, as a world's record, the point of convergence of two distinct national or international lines of colonizing enterprise. In order, therefore, to understand the period in its fullest importance - outside of its local acceptance as a chapter of early American history - we have to trace these lines, each by itself, the one from the founding of the New England colonies by the British and the Dutch, and the other from the earliest exploitation of Acadia and New France by the French and the British.
There had been war between France and Britain, persevered in through the rivalries between Cardinal Richelieu, the Minister of Louis XIII., and the Duke of Buckingham, the Minister of Charles I., culminating, as it did, in the siege of Rochelle, in 1628. The first siege of Quebec took place in 1629. And, though peace had been declared between the two contending nations at the time when David Kirke, sailing under letters of marque from the king of England, arrived in the St. Lawrence to bid Champlain surrender his charge near Cape Diamond, neither Champlain nor Kirke had definite information of the declaration when the latter appeared before Quebec.
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