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Anne

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(1665–1714)

Queen of England and Scotland (known as Great Britain from 1707) and Ireland 1702–14. The last of the Stuart monarchs, daughter of the Catholic James II (but herself a...

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Army, British

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The British army is still composed of fiercely individualistic regiments and corps. This is a reflection of the tenacity with which it has clung to its roots in the 17th ...

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Battle of Blenheim

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(13 August 1704)

A major battle of the War of the Spanish Succession that took place in the Bavarian village of Blenheim on the north bank of the River Danube. John Churchill, 1st...

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battle of Malplaquet

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(11 September 1709)

A battle fought in north-east France, close to the Belgian frontier, that saw Marlborough's last victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession....

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Battle of Oudenarde

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(1708)

Military engagement during the War of the Spanish Succession. At the Flemish city of Oudenarde Marlborough and his Dutch and Austrian allies defeated the French army. It was...

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battle of Ramillies

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(23 May 1706)

A battle that took place in eastern Belgium between Namur and Louvain, Marlborough's second great victory during the War of the Spanish Succession over the French...

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battle of Vigo Bay

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1702.

In August 1702, at the outset of the War of the Spanish Succession, Sir George Rooke and the duke of Ormond led an abortive expedition against Cadiz. On the way back they...

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Board and Master-General of Ordnance

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The Board of Ordnance was responsible for the British army's train of artillery, comprising guns and engineer services, and came under the control of the Master-General of the Ordnance....

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Bourbon

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The surname of a branch of the royal family of France. The Bourbons ruled France from 1589, when Henry IV succeeded to the throne, until the monarchy was overthrown in 1848, and reached the...

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Charles VI

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(1685–1740)

Holy Roman Emperor (1711–40) and King of Hungary as Charles III. His claim to the Spanish throne against the grandson of Louis XIV, Philip V, supported by the powers ...

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