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  Battle of Fontenoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Fontenoy was fought at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands on May 11, 1745, during the War of Austrian Succession.
French forces under Hermann Maurice, Count de Saxe (the Maréchal of Saxe, an illegitimate son of King Frederick Augustus I of Poland) were besieging Tournay.
It caused observers to express surprise at the weak performance of troops at the Battle of Prestonpans and Falkirk later the same year.
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 Battle of Fontenoy (1745)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Battle Town Homepage Battle is built on the very site of the famous Battle of 1066, where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold and his Saxon army on that fateful day.
Battle of the Coral Sea - RAN and USN An Australian perspective on the Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942, with concise descriptions of battle action and a single battle map.
Old bataille, bataile, French bataille battle, OF., battle, battalion, from Latin battalia, battualia, the fighting and fencing exercises of soldiers and gladiators, from batuere to strike, beat.
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 FONTENOY - LoveToKnow Article on FONTENOY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
On the left rear of this line, and separated from Fontenoy by some furlongs of open ground, another redoubt was made at the corner of the wood of Barry and a fifth towards Gavrain.
A second halfhearted attack on Fontenoy itself, delivered by some Dutch troops, was almost made successful by the valour of two of these battalions (one of them being the then newly raised Highland regiment, the Black Watch) which came thither of their own accord.
Fontenoy was in the 18th century what the attack of the Prussian Guards at St Privat is to-day, a locus classicus for military theorists.
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 The Battle of Fontenoy 1745
The 1745 campaign season began with the French army commanded by Marshall Saxe laying siege to Tournai, the important Flemish medieval city lying in the south-west of Flanders on the west bank of the Scheldt.
It was apparent that the French were occupying St Anthoine and Fontenoy but the whereabouts of the rest of the French army was uncertain.
Fontenoy could be seen on the left and opened fire with its cannon on the foot.
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 Old Fontenoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Fontenoy and Dettingen, both mentioned in the tale, were battles in the Austrian war of Succession.
The Battle of Fontenoy took place on 11 May 1745, close to the town of Antoing, near Tournai in what is nowadays the Kingdom of Belgium.
The decisive turning point of the Battle of Fontenoy was the intervention of the Irish troops in the service of Louis XV of France with their battle cry of "Remember Limerick".
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 Fontenoy, Battle of - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Fontenoy, Battle of
In the War of the Austrian Succession 1745, French victory under Marshal Maurice de Saxe over a combined British, Dutch, and Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland on 11 May 1745 at a village in Hainaut province, Belgium, 8 km/5 mi southeast of Tournai.
The Allied army of about 50,000 troops was aiming to relieve Tournai, then under siege by the French, but at Fontenoy came up against a de Saxe holding a strong position with about 70,000 troops which blocked their advance.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 John Douglas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Douglas was born at Pittenweem, Fife, the son of a shopkeeper, and was educated at Dunbar and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took his M.A. degree in 1743.
As chaplain to the 3rd regiment of Foot Guards, he was at the Battle of Fontenoy, 1745.
He then returned to Balliol as a Snell exhibitioner; became vicar of High Ercall, Shropshire, in 1750; canon of Windsor, 1762; Bishop of Carlisle, 1787 (and also dean of Windsor, 1788); and Bishop of Salisbury, 1791.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle of Fontenoy (1745)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of Fontenoy was fought at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands on May 11, 1745, during the French forces under Hermann Maurice, Count de Saxe (the Maréchal of Saxe, an illegitimate son of King Frederick Augustus I of Poland) were besieging Tournay.
Although they had joined the British forces on the continent in 1743, this was their first battle.
Their courageous determination to press the attack greatly impressed the Duke of Cumberland, and they introduced the then novel technique of hurling themselves to the ground when a volley was fired at them, then leaping to their feet and firing back.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Fontenoy-(1745)   (271 words)

  
 Schlacht bei Fontenoy - Wikipedia
Mai 1745 zwischen Briten, Hannoveranern, Österreichern und Holländern einerseits und den Franzosen andererseits fand während des Österreichischen Erbfolgekriegs in der Nähe der Schelde statt und endete mit einem Sieg der Franzosen.
Währenddessen hatten schottische Truppen mehrfach vergeblich versucht, Fontenoy einzunehmen.
Nicht zu Verwechseln mit der Schlacht von Fontenoy (841).
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schlacht_bei_Fontenoy   (418 words)

  
 The Battle of Fontenoy 1745
The village of Fontenoy, in which the Dauphin Brigade had been posted commanded by Monsieur de la Vanguyon, and the Town of Antoin were both entrenched and mounted with Cannon.
At the same time several Houses were perceived to be on fire before the village of Fontenoy; which house were ordered to be burnt whenever the enemy should advance to Attack the village.
The King immediately went into the Field of Battle, were his Majesty received an Account, that the Enemy marched in three columns; the first composed of Cavalry which marched by the Road to Mons along the Wood of Vezon.
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 Battle of Fontenoy, Tournai
The idea of the battle mediaeval in its simplicity, was direct attack all along the line.
Not only did he excel in the art of war and leading men but he was a "fine shooter, masterly fencer, elegant dancer, and expert rider." He occupied his spare time in compiling a most elaborate volume of memoirs, containing his reflections upon the different campaigns in which he had been engaged.
Fontenoy, 5 miles south east of Tournai (Tolnay), the battle which started with a Dutch assault and British and Hanovarian infantry advance against the French centre during the battle a sudden attack by an Irish Brigade under French command, attacked the allied forces.
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 War of Austrian Succession, 1741-1748
In 1745, Spanish troops briefly occupied Milan;.in 1746 the Franco-Spanish troops were defeated by Austro-Savoyard forces in the BATTLE OF PIACENZA (June 16th) and in the BATTLE OF ROTTOFRENO (Aug. 10th).
The Republic of Genova, which had entered the war on the side of the Bourbons in 1745, was occupied by Savoyard forces, the occupation causing a Genoan rebellion; the Genoese expelled the occupants and then suffered siege and blockade.
Battle of Fontenoy, 1745 Campagnes & Batailles de l'Armee Francaise, in French; from Simonides; from Historiska Krig, in Danish
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 Fontenoy
In June I travelled to Belgium to walk the old battlefield of Fontenoy, which is situated about five miles south east of the city of Tournai in the province of Hainault.
A brief outline of the events leading up to the battle and the positions of the various formations of the opposing armies will set the scene for a discussion of the topography of the ground as it was on that fateful morning of the 11
May 1745, and the subsequent changes that have occurred to the battlefield over the last two hundred and fifty years.
www.graymo.clara.co.uk /fontenoy/index.htm   (203 words)

  
 ADAM FERGUSON - LoveToKnow Article on ADAM FERGUSON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 1745, owing to his knowledge of Gaelic, he was appointed deputy chaplain of the 43rd (afterwards the 42nd) regiment (the Black Watch), the licence to preach being granted him by special dispensation, although he had not completed the required six years of theological study.
At the battle of Fontenoy (1745) Ferguson fought in the ranks throughout the day, and refused to leave the field, though ordered to do so by his colonel.
He continued attached to the regiment till 1754, when, disappointed at, not obtaining a living, he abandoned the clerical profession and resolved to devote himself to literary pursuits.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FE/FERGUSON_ADAM.htm   (1087 words)

  
 Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745 (Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Battle during the War of the Austrian Succession between a 70,000 strong French army led by Marshal Maurice de Saxe, and a 50,000 strong British, Dutch and Hanoverian army led by the Duke of Cumberland.
The Dutch started the battle with an attack on the French centre, followed by the rest of the allied army, leading to a general engagement.
This defeat marked the end of English involvement on the continent during the war, and Cumberland was soon withdrawn to deal with the second Jacobite Rebellion (the 45).
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/battles_fontenoy.html   (146 words)

  
 James Grant (general) - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The regiment was shipped to the Continent and Grant fought with them in the Battle of Fontenoy (1745).
In the aftermath of the Battle of Bunker Hill, he urged General Gage to move the troops to New York City, to have room to maneuver.
In the Battle of Long Island on August 26th and 27th, Major General Grant led the division that landed on the left wing.
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 Doyle Clan - Wild Geese - Irish Soldiers in Exile
In 1745 James II’s son, Bonnie Prince Charlie, took matters in his own hands and crossed to Scotland with the Wild Geese marching all the way to Derby by December.
The first battle was on the 8th of September 1755 between 3,000 of the Irish Brigade and 9,000 of the British General William Johnson's forces.
A small group had fought in the decisive Battle of the Plains of Abraham, though their 'colours' were not present (possibly because they weren't suppose to be there "by treaty").
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 Ireland's OWN: Poetry and Prose   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Note: Fontenoy is about a battle in France between the English/Dutch and the French.
The Irish Brigade was part of the French Army then; and, after the treaty of Limerick about 20,000 Irishmen left Ireland to join France's army because they thought they had secured a treaty that would give their people equal rights, instead the British tore up the treaty and started the penal laws.
At Fontenoy (1745), there was a major battle which the French were losing; the French decided to retreat and sent the Irish Brigade forward to cover that retreat.
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 Morton: Memoir on the Dangers and Defences of New York City: 60   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The battle of Fontenoy (1745) furnishes another instance in point.
On this occasion the French lines was strengthened on the right by the village of Antoin, next by that of Fontenoy, and on the left by the wood of Barri, which had been fortified, in order to render it equally defensible with the villages, by three redoubts.
The general, however, on approaching it, declined to assault it before he should receive a battery of cannon; and as much time was thus lost, the duke ordered the advance to be made in column between the redoubt and the village, and under the fire of both.
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 1745 to 1800
The Regiment was first in action at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
The Regimen was next engaged in the French-Indian War and especially at the Battle of Ticonderoga in 1758 where during the attack on the fort of that name more than half the men became casualties.
In 1786 this Battalion became a separate regiment in its own right, the 73rd and was much in action in India and Ceylon playing a prominent part in the capture of Mysore and Serinapatam.
www.army.mod.uk /blackwatch/history/1745_to_1800.htm   (402 words)

  
 Military Prints, Battle of Fontenoy
Military art prints of the Battle of Fontenoy by leading military artists, published by Cranston Fine Arts, the military print company.
They played a glorious part in the lost battle of Fontenoy, two years later, where the Duke of Cumberland, their colonel, commanding the allied forces; measured his strength with Marshal Saxe, who was then besieging Tournay.
The First Guards were on the right of the centre, in the first line, when the Duke, furious at the failure on both wings, ordered the masses of troops to attack.
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 Battle of Fontenoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of Fontenoy was fought at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands on May11, 1745, during the War of Austrian Succession.
French forces under Hermann Maurice, Count de Saxe (the Maréchal of Saxe,an illegitimate son of King FrederickAugustus I of Poland) defeated an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army under the Duke of Cumberland.
(This should not be confused with the two battles ofFontenay, which occurred at a different location, in 841 and 1944.)
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He received his education at Perth grammar school and at the University of St Andrews.
1745, owing to his knowledge of Gaelic, he gained appointment as deputy chaplain of the 43rd (afterwards the 42nd) regiment (the Black Watch), the licence to preach being granted him by special dispensation, although he had not completed the required six years of theological study.
He continued attached to the regiment till 1754, when, disappointed at not obtaining a living, he left the clergy and resolved to devote himself to literary pursuits.
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 The Wild Geese Today -- Conflicts in Europe
Their contributions to the armies of France from the 1690s through to the time of Napoleon were enormous, most notable of these being their breaking of the English line for Louis the XV's army at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
Their two serious attempts to retake the throne were in 1715 and 1745.
The devastating defeat suffered by the Jacobites that day is one of the most famous battles in history.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Subject: Eight reviews FONTENOY (Vae Victis 6) For the sixth issue of this beatiful magazine, the people at Vae Victis propose a really simple recreation of the battle of Fontenoy, fought in 1745 by the French against the Anglo-Netherland armies for the control of Flanders.
The combat units are rated for combat/morale/movement, while the leader counters have only a command radius and a movement factor.
As the Allied player must take the two hexes of Fontenoy and the two bridges on the left side of the map to win the game, and as the better part of the Allied army (i.e.
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 George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
George finally saw his first battle, leading the charge of the Duke of Cumberland's infantry in the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745.
On August 1, 1759 the British Hessian infantry made a successful attack on the center of the French line in the Battle of Minden.
Their attacking line formation even repulsed the French cavalry charge by holding till the last moment then firing a massive volley when the charge came within ten yards.
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 battle of fontenoy - OneLook Dictionary Search
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noun: a battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
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 87. Fontenoy. 1745 by Emily Lawless. Colum, Padraic. 1922. Anthology of Irish Verse
The wind is from the west, and it seems to blow from Clare.
The battle of Fontenoy (1745) has always been regarded by the Irish as a national victory.
The charge of the Irish Brigade flung the English back as they were on the point of putting the French to the rout.
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 Limerick Leader - May 29th, 1999 - Features - Odds and Ends with Dr Mainchin Seoighe - Poems of the Wild Geese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The poem was Emily Lawless's "Fontenoy, 1745: After the Battle, early dawn, Clare coast".
Anyway, a verse from the poem appeared on one of the examination papers, but I don't remember whether it as the history paper or the English paper.
It is estimated that between 1691, when the "Wild Geese" first sailed from Ireland, and 1745, the year of the battle of Fontenoy, 150,000 Irishmen died in the service of France alone.
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