Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada / Port Royal, Acadia - 1710 - British Capture Port Royal, Rename Fort Anne
The Acadian community of Port Royal is captured by Francis Nickolson for the British and renamed it Fort Anne, and the community, Annapolis Royal. Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (1661-1732), with less than 300 men, capitulated to a landed force of 2,000 English.
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1710 - October 13 - Queen Anne's War - Acadian governor Daniel d'Auger de Subercase, with less than 300 men, surrenders Port Royal to Francis Nicholson after an eight day siege that began on October 5. Nicholson renames the fort Annapolis Royal in honour of Queen Anne. The Conquest of Acadia marks the end of French rule throughout mainland Nova Scotia and the beginning of permanent British control over the peninsular portion of Acadia, which they rename Nova Scotia; also the first time the British took and held a French colonial possession.
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