TIL that France sent 800 women to Quebec. The “Filles du Roi” (“Daughters of the King”) were poor women who in 1663 agreed to go to the mostly male New France colony to marry. It worked; the population more than doubled in 10 years, and two thirds of French Canadians today are their descendants.
Submitted July 07, 2017 at 03:08PM by TMWNN
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