Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown
Abstract
Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent (1767-1820), the fourth son of King George III, was exiled from the court of his father, and accompanied by his long-time mistress Julie de St. Laurent, the 24-year-old Prince Edward Augustus arrived in Quebec City in 1791, where he stayed until 1793. In 1799 he was appointed a General and commander-in-chief of British forces in North America. He is credited with the first use of the term "Canadian" to mean both French and English-speaking settlers when, in 1792, he used the term in an effort to quell a riot between the two groups at a polling station in Charlesbourg, Lower Canada. Prince Edward Augustus was the father of Queen Victoria (1819-1901).
Place
Toronto, ON
Publisher
Dundurn Press
Date
2013
Language
en
Citation
Tidridge, Nathan. Prince Edward, Duke of Kent: Father of the Canadian Crown. Toronto, ON: Dundurn Press, 2013.
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