Royal Battery

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Royal Battery (1691-1759) - The Royal Battery was a French coastal gun battery established in 1691 by Louis de Buade de Frontenac in present day Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Named for French King Louis IVX. Destroyed during the British attack in 1759.
Royal Battery Exterior
Royal Battery Cannon
Royal Battery

Royal Battery History

Part of the Harbor Defense of Quebec.

Royal Battery Entrance

Originally built by Frontenac in 1691 after the British attack in 1690 during King William's War. The battery was located in the lower town at the river edge and armed with 10 cannons. It was used during General Wolfe's attack on the city in 1759 but was destroyed in the bombardment. With the end of the French & Indian War the battery was no longer necessary and it was overbuilt with waterfront buildings.

Current Status

Restored battery with mounted cannons.

Location: Royal Battery, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

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Lat: 46.81275 Long: -71.2019983

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Visited: 17 Jul 2013

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