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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Quebec House


 Quebec House in Westerham in Kent was the childhood home of General James Wolfe. He lived here from his birth on 2nd Jan 1727 until 1738. The house was built in the 16th cent but much was rebuilt in the 18th and 20th cents.
Now owned by the National Trust, it has a beautiful small garden as well as a coach house which has videos and exhibitions about Wolfe's life. Wolfe is best known for the successful capture of Quebec leading British troops against the French during the Seven Years' War or French and Indian War in 1759.









The Coach-House

Inside the main house there are paintings and memorabilia connected to Wolfe.

 The view from the garden showing the village church.

8 comments:

  1. I had never heard of him. It's an interesting hat he wore with the pompom on top.

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  2. He had big trousers, was a big man I suppose.

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  3. Such wonderful history! Glad homes like these have been preserved.

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  4. definitely a great place to visit

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  5. Look at all the bulbs in the garden blooming. I wonder if the house will receive its next rebuild in the 22nd century as there does seem to be a pattern there.

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  6. An interesting place, all right. Thanks for the tour! :-)

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  7. Its great to see houses and gardens like this preserved for future generations.

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