Early Nova Scotians:
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- Newcastle, The Duke of ...(1693-1768):
- The Duke of Newcastle was one of the most influential ministers in Great Britain during the critical years when France and England fought over their possessions in North America. (More)
- Nicholson, Francis (1686-1749):
- Nicholson was an early 18th c. English governor at Annapolis Royal. (More)
- Noble, Arthur (?-1747):
- Though Noble was with the colonial invasion force sent to Louisbourg in 1745, he made his biggest and final mark on Nova Scotia history in the winter of 1746/1747, when he led 500 men up from their farms and villages in New England to deal with certain French incursions. He together with 70 of his "Massachusetts men" died at the Massacre at Grand Pre on February 10th, 1747. (More)
- North, Lord, Frederick, 8th Lord North and 2nd Earl of Guilford (1732-1792):
- English Statesman: At the age of 22 North entered parliament and rising through a succession of important offices became the prime minister in 1770. Lord North was a man of some administrative ability but was unconnected to any political party. North did not give due regard to public opinion; he was of an easy and indolent temper which yielded against his better knowledge to the stubborn doggedness of the king, George the Third. Bagehot was to write (The English Constitution): "The minister carried on a war which he disapproved and hated, because it was a war which his sovereign approved and liked." In 1782, Lord North resigned his position.
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