The British attached enormous importance to its capture of North America from the French, all this being explained in the fuller context of The Seven Years War. But at all times the author concentrates on the detail of military strategy. The final battle on The Plains of Abraham is chronicled by a detailed analysis of Wolfe's genius and the reasons for his military success. The conflict was however far from over. At the battle of St Foy in 1760, the French beat the British and laid siege to Quebec once again. They failed however and the intervention of The Royal Navy in May then proved decisive as the British were finally able to force the French Army back to Montreal and capture the city. But Britain's relations with her new North American colonial subjects quickly turned sour, leading directly to the outbreak of war between Britain and her American subjects. The final siege of Quebec was by the Americans in 1776. It failed and the future of Canada as a separate political entity was assured. This is a thrilling tale told with consummate skill and real narrative pace.