The Conquest of New France: A Chronicle of the Colonial Wars

The Conquest of New France: A Chronicle of the Colonial Wars

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The Conquest of New France: A Chronicle of the Colonial Wars

The Conquest of New France: A Chronicle of the Colonial Wars

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Many centuries of European history had been marked by war almost ceaseless between France and England when these two states first confronted each other in America. The conflict for the New World was but the continuation of an age-long antagonism in the Old, intensified now by the savagery of the wilderness and by new dreams of empire. There was another potent cause of strife which had not existed in the earlier days. When, during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the antagonists had fought through the interminable Hundred Years' War, they had been of the same religious faith. Since then, however, England had become Protestant, while France had remained Catholic. When the rivals first met on the shores . . .

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