1830s Canadian Rebellions
After the English victory of the French and Indian War, French citizens settled in what was then Lower Canada were required to swear allegiance to the British Crown. For the most part, this change of loyalties proceeded amicably, with both sides making concessions for peaceable co-existence. In time, however, English control over the Canadian colonies challenged French citizens' culture, faith and wellbeing. By the late 1830s, tensions boiled over into rebellion in Lower Canada, which was met by British military opposition. Meanwhile in Upper Canada, tensions against the colonial government came to a head as well, even among English citizens. The result was uprisings in both of the Canadas, with the most bloodthirsty fighting around the city of Montreal. The following figures are my toy soldier portrayal of this pivotal time in Canadian history.
Items on this page are from my private collection. These are other manufacturers' figures and are not for sale.