Battle on the Plains of Abraham: A Debate
- I know this is a off topic, however with the recent Plains of Abraham re-enactment cancellation many members may be interested in attending if you are in the Toronto area.
Special Event - Royal Ontario Museum
Director's Signature Series
Battle on the Plains of Abraham
Debate: Bernard Landry versus Jack Granatstein
Wednesday, November 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
A debate on whether General Wolfe's victory over General Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham in September 1759 was ultimately good for New France, its inhabitants and their descendants.
William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM, moderates a lively debate and discussion between Bernard Landry and Jack Granatstein. Desmond Morton, will introduce the evening with a historical overview and context of the battle.
This event is inspired by the ROM's painting The Death of General Wolfe (1776) by Benjamin West. Selected as one of the Museum's 15 Iconic Objects, it is on display in the Fredrik S. Eaton Death of General Wolfe Exhibit in the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.
Bernard Landry, a Quebec lawyer, teacher and politician, served as Premier of Quebec (2001-2003), leader of the Opposition (2003-2005) and leader of the Parti Québécois (2001-2005).
Jack Granatstein, a Canadian historian who specializes in political and military history, is the Distinguished Research Professor of History Emeritus at York University and author of more than 60 books.
Desmond Morton, a Canadian historian who specializes in the history of the Canadian military, is the Hiram Mills professor of History at McGill University and past director of McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
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