A History of Port-Royal / Annapolis Royal: 1605-1800

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Nimbus Pub., 2004 - Annapolis Royal (N.S.) - 286 pages
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Today, it's a quiet community of approximately 600 people, but the town of Annapolis Royal was once the centre of early European settlement, the capital first of Acadia, then of Nova Scotia, and an imperial battleground in the struggle for control of North America. The town became the focus of hostilities between England and France. In fact, it faced dono less than thirteen attacks?more than any other site on the continent. Backed by the Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, Brenda Dunn, former historian for the Fort Anne National Historic Site, documents the long, dynamic and unparalleled history of this fascinating place. Most Acadians can trace their roots back to the town, and so this history is especially timely as the area prepares to celebrate the 400th anniversary of French settlement. Peppered with dramatic images, this comprehensive work covers the period from the earliest European settlement to the Deportation and the arrival of the New England Planters and Loyalists. It is a must-read history of the people of Port-Royal/Annapolis Royal, a look at who lived in the town and how they were affected by the events that took place there.

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Recently retired as a historian with Parks Canada, Brenda Dunn is the acknowledged authority on the history of the settlement and historic Fort Anne, which has been the central point of interest in the area since the early 1600s.

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