September 9, 2013

Traces found from 24,000 books lost when Canadian parliament in Montreal burned down

Traces found from 24,000 books lost when Canadian parliament in Montreal burned down
This is something we rarely read about. Archaeologists have uncovered traces of books lost when the Canadian parliament in Montreal burned down in 1849. So far the charred remains of seven books have been found.

The fire started when English speaking protestors set fire to the building over their rage at Francophones being compensated for losses in the 1837 Rebellion (also called the Patriot War in America)

Parliament eventually moved to Ottawa but for a short time Montreal was the home.


Credits: "Bonfire" by Simon Howden on FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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