King William's War

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A North American frontier war between the French and the English and their Native American allies, which was a colonial adjunct to the War of the League of Augsburg in Europe. The two main theatres were the northern coast and the Upper Hudson–Upper St Lawrence valleys. In 1690 Sir William Phipps's New England expedition sacked Port Royal in Acadia, but an intercolonial campaign against Quebec and Montreal ended in disaster. Frontenac organized Abuski raids on English outposts in Maine and successfully intimidated the Iroquois. Both sides lacked resources for full-scale war, and assistance from Europe was thwarted. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ryswick (1697) and a truce in Maine (1699).

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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