By Michael Barthorp
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 goals. Led by way of the Duke of Marlborough, the military of the Grand Alliance declared struggle on France. among 1702 and 1711, this united strength, made from English, Dutch, Danish, Prussian, Austrian and different German troops, have been triumphant at such old battles as Blenheim, Oudenarde and Malplaquet. This booklet chronicles Marlborough's campaigns within the conflict of the Spanish Succession, detailing the strategies, troops and uniforms of his army.
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Marlborough's Army 1702-11 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 97) by Michael Barthorp