Hastings County Historical Society

The Rebels of Hastings


The Rebels of Hastings




Did you hear about the unrest in Hastings County? Whose side are you on anyway? Are you a Loyalist or could you be called a rebel? Do you fear annexation by the United States? Common enough questions for residents of Upper Canada during the Rebellion of 1837-1838. The rebel aim was to make the young Canada independent of Britain. Betsy Dewar Boyce leads the reader through this tale of life and the times which fueled the fervor of the rebels, causing fear and panic throughout Upper Canada and, indeed, Hastings County. It was a colourful period in Hastings County. Sneak attacks, pirates, arrests, hangings; The Rebels of Hastings has it all!


223 pages

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