battle of Saragossa

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James Stanhope Stanhope, 1st Earl (1673—1721) army officer, diplomat, and politician


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A mixed force of Austrians, Dutch, British, and Portuguese, under the Archduke Charles, attacked on 19 August 1710 the Spaniards defending Saragossa. Stanhope commanded the British troops on the left. After a decisive victory, they went on to occupy Saragossa and advanced on Madrid.

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