Introduction The War of the Spanish Succession (July 1701 to 11 September 1714) was an early-18th-century European war, triggered by the death in November 1700 of the childless Charles II of Spain. It established the principle that dynastic rights were secondary to maintaining the balance of power between different countries. Related conflicts include the Great… Read More
What was King William’s War (1688-1697)?
Introduction King William’s War (1688-1697, also known as the Second Indian War, Father Baudoin’s War, Castin’s War, or the First Intercolonial War in French) was the North American theatre of the Nine Years’ War (1688-1697), also known as the War of the Grand Alliance or the War of the League of Augsburg. It was the… Read More
What were the French and Indian Wars (1688-1763)?
Introduction The French and Indian Wars were a series of conflicts that occurred in North America between 1688 and 1763, some of which indirectly were related to the European dynastic wars. The title French and Indian War in the singular is used in the United States specifically for the warfare of 1754-1763, which is mostly… Read More
What was the Siege of Pensacola (1707)?
Introduction The Siege of Pensacola was two separate attempts in 1707 by English-supported Creek Indians to capture the town and fortress of Pensacola, one of two major settlements (the other was St. Augustine) in Spanish Florida. The attacks, part of Queen Anne’s War (the North American theatre of the War of the Spanish Succession), resulted… Read More
What was Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713)?
Introduction Queen Anne’s War (1702-1713) was the second in a series of French and Indian Wars fought in England’s Thirteen American Colonies during the reign of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. In Europe, it is generally viewed as the American theatre of the War of the Spanish Succession; in the Americas, it is more commonly… Read More
What was the Siege of Port Royal (1710)?
Introduction The Siege of Port Royal (05 to 13 October 1710), also known as the Conquest of Acadia, was a military siege conducted by British regular and provincial forces under the command of Francis Nicholson against a French Acadian garrison and the Wabanaki Confederacy under the command of Daniel d’Auger de Subercase, at the Acadian… Read More
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