A war between Britain and France, part of the War of the Spanish Succession, that was fought in North America. Frontier warfare in New England with savage French and Native American attacks on outlying settlements broke out again at the start of the 18th century (see French and Indian Wars). In 1710 the French lost Port Royal in Acadia (known to the British as Nova Scotia), which came under British control. A British attempt to capture Quebec the next year was prevented by storms. In the south, a South Carolinian (British) expedition destroyed the Spanish city of St Augustine, Florida, in 1702 and a retaliatory French attack on Charleston (1706) was repulsed. In the Caribbean, St Christopher (St Kitts) was captured from the French in 1702, but Guadeloupe resisted British attacks in the following year. Thereafter only privateers and buccaneers remained active. The main British colonial gains at the Peace of Utrecht were Nova Scotia, western Newfoundland, and St Christopher.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence — World History.