On September 13, 1759, British and French forces fought one of the most decisive battles of history, on the Plains of Abraham outside the Canadian capital of Quebec. The British force decisively routed the French, seized the city and ultimately all of Canada.
Matthew Ward is lecturer in history at the University of Dundee. He is one of the world's leading experts on the Seven Years' War. His other books include Breaking the Backcountry: The Seven Years' War in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1754-1765. He lives in Dundee.