Excerpts: James Cook and the Siege of Quebec 1759

History Documentaries

Most people are unaware that before his voyages of Pacific exploration, James Cook served as Master aboard a Naval vessel during the British assault on Quebec, and cut his teeth as a cartographer in the dangerous waters of Newfoundland. In this excerpt, we look at Cook’s role in the assault on Quebec and the reputation he began to make for himself as a competent and invaluable commander in the Royal Navy. You can watch the full length video on Captain James Cook here: https://youtu.be/H6Fz88l2vlo

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