Pineapples Guns and Wine: The forgotten Heroine of Louisbourg.

The exotic delicacy of one pineapple was a rare thing in the 18th century, let alone four. by Georg Ehret.

I could tell you about the siege of Louisbourg, I honestly could, but it’s a big story and this post alone has taken up more space than I thought it would. Instead I’m going to focus on an often told story during the siege, but a story that isn’t usually elaborated on. The very 18th century story of the wife of the governor of Île Royale; Madame Drucourt, sometimes known as “La Bombardier”.

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