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General Brock

Lady Matilda Ridout Edgar

"General Brock" by Lady Matilda Ridout Edgar is a fascinating historical novel that chronicles the life and achievements of certainly one of Canada's most celebrated military leaders, Sir Isaac Brock. Set towards the backdrop of the War of 1812, the book offers a compelling narrative of bravery, sacrifice, and countrywide satisfaction. As the British Empire faces the danger of American invasion, General Isaac Brock emerges as a powerful chief tasked with defending Upper Canada. With strategic brilliance and unwavering braveness, Brock rallies his troops and bureaucracy alliances with Indigenous peoples to repel the advancing American forces. Lady Matilda Ridout Edgar's bright storytelling brings the tumultuous technology to life, immersing readers inside the sights, sounds, and feelings of the time. Through her meticulous studies and wealthy characterization, she captures the essence of Brock's person and the demanding situations he confronted on and stale the battlefield. "General Brock" is greater than only a historical account; it's miles a tribute to the resilience and spirit of a country fighting for its survival. As readers comply with Brock's adventure, they advantage insight into the complexities of management, the bonds of loyalty, and the enduring legacy of people who formed Canadian records.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Pages: 186
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.43in - 0.53lb
  • EAN: 9789361429897
  • Categories: GeneralHistorical

About the Author

Edgar, Lady Matilda Ridout: - Matilda Ridout Edgar was a Canadian historian and feminist. She was born Matilda Ridout, married Matilda Edgar, and became Lady Edgar in 1898 when her husband received a knighthood. She had nine children and turned to historical research and writing in her forties. She published three books throughout her lifetime and was working on a fourth when she died. She was involved in a number of Toronto-based organizations and, in her later years, was a staunch supporter of women's issues. Matilda Ridout was born on September 29, 1844, in Toronto, Province of Canada, as the fifth child and second daughter of Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Matilda Ann Bramley. Her grandfather, Thomas Ridout of Sherborne, Dorset, served as Upper Canada's surveyor general from 1810 and 1829. Her father served as the Bank of Upper Canada's first cashier from 1822 until his retirement in 1861. Her father died a few months after retirement, leaving his mother with little money to sustain their family of nine. Matilda married James David Edgar, a barrister, lawyer, and novelist, on September 5, 1865, and took the name Matilda Edgar.