The story behind Rue Douglas

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Photo: Bill Cox

Rue Douglas is a residential street in the Charlesbourg sector of Quebec City, near Rue George-Muir. 

Rue Douglas is named in honour of a powerful 13th-century Scottish family. One of its most illustrious members was William Douglas the Bold, Lord of Douglas, who participated in the Wars of Scottish Independence with Sir William Wallace against the English. He died in the Tower of London in 1298.