Fenian attack on Quebec fails

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Historical Context Note

Members of the Fenian brotherhood launch a raid from Vermont, USA, into British-governed Canadian territory, in an attempt to put pressure on the British over their rule of Ireland.
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Editors. "Fenian attack on Quebec fails". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18567, accessed 31 July 2014.]