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War of the Spanish Succession   /wɔr əv ðə spˈænɪʃ səksˈɛʃən/   Listen
War of the Spanish Succession

A general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power.

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"War of the Spanish Succession" Quotes from Famous Books

... Act was passed through Parliament of such severity as to drive many of the outlaws from American waters. It was largely a revival of the Act of 28, Henry VIII., was in force for seven years, and was twice renewed. The war of the Spanish Succession, moreover, gave many men of piratical inclinations an opportunity of sailing under lawful commissions as privateers against the French and Spaniards. In this long war, too, the French filibusters were especially numerous ...
— The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century • Clarence Henry Haring

... of the War of the Spanish Succession and of the brilliant victories of Marlborough of which you have read in the history of the time of Anne. Blenheim had been fought. All England was ringing with the praises of the great General in prose and verse. But the verse was poor, and it seemed to those in power that ...
— English Literature For Boys And Girls • H.E. Marshall

... renewed war was declared against Louis XIV. on account of his determination to place his grandson on the throne of Spain. The Tories were bitterly opposed to this war of the Spanish succession, as unnecessary, expensive, and ruinous to the development of national industry. They were also jealous of Marlborough, whose power they feared would be augmented by the war, as the commander-in-chief of the united Dutch and English forces. And the result was indeed what they feared. His military ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII • John Lord

Words linked to "War of the Spanish Succession" :   Blenheim, war, warfare

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