The succession of the French Duke of Anjou to the Spanish throne in 1700 provoked the formation of a Grand Alliance to thwart the king's expansionist ambitions. Led by the Duke of Marlborough, the army of the Grand Alliance declared war on France. Between 1702 and 1711, this united force, comprised of English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian, Austrian and other German troops, were victorious at such historic battles as Blenheim, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. This book chronicles Marlborough's campaigns in the War of the Spanish Succession, detailing the tactics, troops and uniforms of his army.
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Table of Contents
Chronology of the War of the Spanish Succession · Political and Military Background · Officers and Men · Organization, Armament and Employment · Grand Tactics · The British Army in the War of the Spanish Succession · Uniform and Equipment · The Plates