During the Queen Anne's War in 1709, British-Colonial troops captured the French Fort, Port Royal, Nova Scotia. In 1713, the French yielded Nova Scotia by treaty.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Battle for Nova Scotia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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