Capture of the French Ships 'Prudent' and 'Bienfaisant' in Louisbourg Harbour, 26 July 1758

Painting of two burning ships in a harbour

As a result of the Seven Years War, Britain acquired Canada, a mostly French-speaking land. Meanwhile, the 13 colonies south of Canada’s border were grasping for independence from the Crown. A rebellion seemed unavoidable.

Attributed to Richard Paton (U.K., 1717-1791)

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