What was the Capture of Pensacola (1719)?

Introduction The Capture of Pensacola took place in May 1719 during the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718 to 1720) when a French force led by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville took and occupied the settlement of Pensacola in the Spanish colony of Florida. Capture The French occupied Pensacola until August 1719, when a large… Read More


What was the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720)?

Introduction The War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-1720) was caused by Spanish attempts to recover territorial losses agreed by the 1713 Peace of Utrecht. Conducted primarily in Italy, it included minor engagements in the Americas and Northern Europe as well as the Spanish-backed 1719 Jacobite Rising. Spain recaptured Sardinia in 1717 without opposition, followed by… Read More