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Chronicles of Canada Volume 03 – Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain

By: Charles William Colby

For Canada , Champlain is not alone a heroic explorer of the seventeenth century, but the founder of Quebec; and it is a rich part of our heritage that he founded New France in the spirit of unselfishness, of loyalty, and of faith.

Champlain, Samuel de. Explorer, geographer, and colonizer. He was born in Brouage, a town on the Biscay Bay. His parents did not belong to the upper class of Saintonge. Since he was a child, he was passionate about the ocean, and in his adulthood, he served as a soldier in the Wars of League. He was a devout Catholic and was a trustworthy to Henry Navarre. During the Peace of Vervins, he went back to the ocean to go see the Spanish West Indies and Mexico. After which, he wrote his first published work, the Bref Discours.


He then journeyed to the St. Lawrence, which he came up to the extent of the Lachine Rapids. He became active in the bid of De Monts to create a French city state in Acadia, during the discovery of the seaboard from Cape Breton to Martha’s Vineyard. Thereafter, he revisited the St. Lawrence and explored Quebec. He found the Lake Champlain and first battled with the Iroquois. He went up to the Ottawa near La Coulange and stayed at the Georgian Bay and was invited to go together with the Hurons, along with their allies, on their failed conquest into the state of the Iroquois. Conquering primarily in all efforts to save the society at Quebec and form trade and industry on the lower part of St. Lawrence. He was then imprisoned in London by Kirke and when Quebec was given up, but after its downturn to France resumed and persisted in Canada up to his last breath, on Christmas Day.


New France was the area colonized by France in North America at the start of the conquest of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence by Jacques Cartier in 1534 and concluding with the assignment of New France to Spain and Great Britain in 1763.

Books in 'Chronicles of Canada' series
  1. Chronicles of Canada Volume 01 - The Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada by Stephen Leacock
  2. Chronicles of Canada Volume 02 - Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier by Stephen Leacock
  3. Chronicles of Canada Volume 03 – Founder of New France: A Chronicle of Champlain by Charles William Colby
  4. Chronicles of Canada Volume 04 - Jesuit Missions: A Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness by Stephen Leacock
  5. Chronicles of Canada Volume 05 - Seigneurs of Old Canada: A Chronicle of New World Feudalism by William Bennett Munro
  6. Chronicles of Canada Volume 06 - The Great Intendant: A Chronicle of Jean Talon in Canada 1665-1672 by Thomas Chapais
  7. Chronicles of Canada Volume 07 - The Fighting Governer: A Chronicle of Frontenac by Charles William Colby
  8. Chronicles of Canada Volume 08 - Great Fortress: A Chronicle of Louisbourg 1720-1760 by William Charles Henry Wood
  9. Chronicles of Canada Volume 09 - The Acadian Exiles: A Chronicle of the Land of Evangeline by Arthur G. Doughty
  10. Chronicles of Canada Volume 10 - A Chronicle of Montcalm by William Charles Henry Wood
  11. Chronicles of Canada Volume 11 - The Winning of Canada: a Chronicle of Wolfe by William Charles Henry Wood
  12. Chronicles of Canada Volume 12 - The Father of British Canada; A Chronicle of Carleton by William Charles Henry Wood
  13. Chronicles of Canada Volume 13 - The United Empire Loyalists: A Chronicle of the Great Migration by W. Stewart Wallace
  14. Chronicles of Canada Volume 14 - The War With the United States: A Chronicle of 1812 by William Charles Henry Wood
  15. Chronicles of Canada Volume 15 - The War Chief of the Ottawas: A Chronicle of the Pontiac War by Thomas Guthrie Marquis
  16. Chronicles of Canada Volume 16 - The War Chief of the Six Nations: A Chronicle of Joseph Brant by Louis Aubrey Wood
  17. Chronicles of Canada Volume 17 - Tecumseh: A Chronicle of the Last Great Leader of His People by Ethel T. Raymond
  18. Chronicles of Canada Volume 18 - The 'Adventurers of England' on Hudson Bay by Agnes C. Laut
  19. Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains by Lawrence J. Burpee
  20. Chronicles of Canada Volume 20 - Adventurers of the Far North by Stephen Leacock
  21. Chronicles of Canada Volume 21 - The Red River Colony: A Chronicle of the Beginnings of Manitoba by Louis Aubrey Wood
  22. Chronicles of Canada Volume 22 - Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters by Agnes C. Laut
  23. Chronicles of Canada Volume 23 - The Cariboo Trail: A Chronicle of the Gold-fields of British Columbia by Agnes C. Laut
  24. Chronicles of Canada Volume 24 -The Family Compact : a chronicle of the rebellion in Upper Canada by W. Stewart Wallace
  25. Chronicles of Canada Volume 25 - The 'Patriotes' of '37: A Chronicle of the Lower Canada Rebellion by DeCelles by Alfred Duclos DeCelles
  26. Chronicles of Canada Volume 26 - The Tribune of Nova Scotia: A Chronicle of Joseph Howe by William Lawson Grant
  27. Chronicles of Canada Volume 27 - The Winning of Popular Government: A Chronicle of the Union of 1841 by Archibald MacMechan
  28. Chronicles of Canada Volume 28 - The Fathers of Confederation: A Chronicle of the Birth of the Dominion by A. H. U. Colquhoun
  29. Chronicles of Canada Volume 29 - The Day of Sir John Macdonald: A Chronicle of the First Prime Minister of the Dominion by Joseph Pope
  30. Chronicles of Canada Volume 30 - The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier: A Chronicle of Our Own Time by Oscar D. Skelton
  31. Chronicles of Canada Volume 31 - All Afloat: A Chronicle of Craft and Waterways by William Charles Henry Wood
  32. Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways by Oscar D. Skelton

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Charles William Colby, a historian and financier, was born on March 28, 1867 in Stanstead, Quebec. He was the son of a prominent businessman and politician. After obtaining his B.A. at McGill in 1887,...

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