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  Battle of Malplaquet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Malplaquet was a battle of the War of the Spanish Succession that took place on September 11, 1709 between France and a British–Austrian alliance (known as the Allies).
The British and Austrians were led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy, with a contingent of Dutch troops, while the French were commanded by Marshal Villars and Marshal Boufflers.
It was the bloodiest battle of the war, and prevented the Allies from moving on towards Paris.
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 EW: Cossacks - Historical Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malplaquet was the last great battle of the War of the Spanish Succession.
In command of the French army, Marshall Villars reached a position near the village of Malplaquet that was so close to Mons fortress, which was besieged by the allied English and Austrian army, that the latter had to drive Villars from the village before they could go on with the siege.
The battle resulted in 32,000 casualties on the side of the Allies and 12,000 casualties in the French army.
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 Malplaquet
The battle of Malplaquet was one of the bloodiest contests in modern history.
By the time of Malplaquet however, the French were beginning to use their mounted arm for counterattacking, using the sword as much as the carbine.
Their commander at Malplaquet was Marshal Claude-Hector, Duc de Villars, an outstanding and competent leader for all his bluff and bluster, and the man on whom King Louise XIV placed his last hope of staving off an allied invasion of France.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Malplaquet Battle of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Malplaquet, Battle of, strategically important battle in the closing stages of the War of the Spanish Succession, fought on September 11, 1709, near...
On the outbreak of the War of the Spanish Succession in 1701, Eugene was placed in command in Italy, where he won a series of victories culminating...
In August 1704 he defeated a combined French and Bavarian army under Marshal Camille de Tallard at the Battle of Blenheim, in Bavaria, and showed...
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 AllRefer.com - Malplaquet, battle of (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
Malplaquet, battle of[mAlplAkA´] Pronunciation Key, a major engagement in the War of the Spanish Succession (see Spanish Succession, War of the).
On Sept. 11, 1709, the combined forces of England and the Holy Roman emperor, led by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy met the French army under Marshal Villars.
The battle was a strategic victory for France as it prevented an allied advance to Paris.
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 Encyclopedia: Battle-of-Malplaquet
The Battle of Blenheim was a major battle in the War of the Spanish Succession, August 13, 1704.
The Battle of Oudenarde (or Audenaarde) was a key battle in the War of the Spanish Succession.
The Battle of Denain was fought on July 24, French victory under General Villars against Austrian and Dutch forces under Prince Eugene.
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 Battle of Malplaquet -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Each side had about 90,000 troops, and were encamped within cannon range of each other near the (A native or inhabitant of Belgium) Belgian border.
The Allies had suffered so many casualties in their attack that they could not pursue him; by this time they had lost 20,000 men, twice as many as the French.
It was the bloodiest battle of the war, and prevented the Allies from moving on towards (The capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce) Paris.
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 Duke of Marlborough - Wikipedia
In the latter, he became a Marine Officer, and was attached to the siege of Maastricht, his first taste of land battle.
The war continued, however, and in combination with Prince Eugene of Savoy he beat the French at the Battle of Blenheim and Battle of Ramillies.
By 1708 he had had to fight a pitched battle against French forces once again, this time winning the Battle of Oudenarde.
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 HomeSchool - Camp Internet - HomePlanet.Net HomeSchool Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Battle of Copenhagen: Sea battle that occurred in 1801, during the French Revolution.
Battle of Malplaquet: Land battle that occurred in 1709, during the Spanish War of Succession.
Battle of Seven Oaks: A battle between the employees of the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company at Seven Oaks, in what is now southern Manitoba.
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 LMT Tech Resource Store: Books : Blenheim 1704: The Duke of Marlborough's Masterpiece (Campaign, 141)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle of Blenheim was essentially a 1-1 odds fight with the French on the defensive behind some "slow-go" terrain; the Allies had an edge in cavalry and the French had an edge in artillery (Tincey makes no effort to discuss why the French artillery didn't turn the battle in their favor).
The French made three critical mistakes that cost them the battle: (1) they failed to provide an effective covering force between them and the enemy, (2) they failed to cover "dead space" in front of their positions and (3) they committed their reserve at the wrong place and time.
Indeed, the fact that Louis' armies could sustain more heavy defeats at Ramillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet and Turin and still end the war holding many of their gains indicates that there was a great deal of strength left in the Sun King's empire.
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 Saladdaze   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
By the time nightfall ended the battle, the French had lost half of their ships, and 2,500 skilled sailors, whose lose was the most serious result of the battle for the French.
The battle began in earnest and after an exchange of broadsides the Spanish were prevented from turning back to rejoin battle by the bravery and foresight of Horatio Nelson.
Vimiero began as French battle of manouevre but keen British eyes watched as Junot tried to move against their left and Wellington was able to redeploy his army to face the assault.
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 GEORGE HAMILTON, EARL OF ORKNEY - LoveToKnow Article on GEORGE HAMILTON, EARL OF ORKNEY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He served at the battles of the Boyne and of Aughrim, and, at the head of the Royal Fusiliers, at Steinkirk.
As colonel of his old regiment, the 1st Foot, he took part in the battle of Landen or Neerwinden, and in the siege of Namur, serving also at Athlone and Limerick in the Irish war.
At the desperately fought battle of Malplaquet Lord Orkneys battalions led the assault on the French entrenchments, and suffered very severe losses.
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 About Cossacks
Battle of the White Mountain/Battle of Breitenfeld/Battle of Luetzen
This war was a result of the struggle for the repartitioning of European possessions and the colonies of the once-glorious Spain.
The French defeated the English and Austrian forces in the Battle of Malplaquet, but the general outcome of the war was not in favour of France.
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 War of Spanish Succession, 1701-1714
The Duke of Marlborough was victorious in the Battle of Blenheim 1704, Austrian forces in the Battles of Ramillies 1706, Oudenaarde 1708, an Austro-English force the Battle of Malplaquet 1709.
In 1706 the Austrians defeated the French in the Battle of Turin; Austrian forces occupied Milan (March 1707) and Parma; Naples was occupied by Austrian troops in 1707.
Malplaquet, from Historiske Slag, in Danish; from aeiou
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 Battle of Malplaquet
The Battle of Malplaquet was fought on September 11 1709 and resulted in a British-Austrian-Dutch victory under duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene against the French under General Villars and General Boufflers.
Also for Marlborough, this battle was a semi-defeat because the allied army had a lot of soldiers killed or wounded and it was impossible for them to go to Paris.
The text of this article is licensed under the GFDL.
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The daring plan turned the tide of the war and established Washington as the undisputed leader of the fledgling nation.
The Battle of Narva (1700) When Charles XII and his Careolean army reached Narva in November 1700 Charles was glad to see that the fort of Narva still held positions.
No other battle during this war approached Malplaquet for ferocity and losses sustained by both sides – the joint Imperial force lost over 20,000 troops and the French 12,000, both having begun with about 90,000.
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 Timeline1800
Battle of Quiberon Bay, a decisive naval engagement.
In the 7 hour Battle of Valcour Bay most of the American flotilla of 83 gunships is crippled with the remaining ships destroyed in a second engagement two days later.
June 27/28, 1778 - The Battle of Monmouth occurs in New Jersey as Washington's troops and Gen. Clinton's troops fight to a standoff.
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 Battle of Almansa -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle of Almansa, part of the (A general war in Europe (1701-1714) that broke out when Louis XIV installed his grandson on the throne of Spain; England and Holland hoped to limit Louis' power) War of the Spanish Succession, took place in 1707.
The Portuguese-English forces are soundly defeated; more than 4000 men are killed and 8000 taken prisoner.
This victory by the forces of the (Whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye and aged in charred oak barrels) Bourbon King (Click link for more info and facts about Philip V of Spain) Philip V of Spain was significant in the consolidation of the kingdom of Spain.
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 Clan MURRAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After the battle of Culloden he fled to the westward, intending to embark for the Isle of Mull, but being unable, from the bad state of his health, to bear the fatigue of travelling under concealment, he surrendered, on the 27th April 1746, to Mr Buchannan of Drummakill, a Stirlingshire gentleman.
Along with Wallace he acted as Governor of Scotland, and after the battle of Stirling Bridge, where he was grievously wounded, he signed along with Wallace the famous letter, still extant, to the free city of Lubeck, which declared the ports of Scotland open to foreign commerce.
He was a prisoner in England at the time of the battle of Halidon Hill, but obtained his freedom in time to march to the relief of his wife, who was bravely defending Kildrummy Castle, one of the four strongholds which alone in Scotland held out for David Bruce against Edward Baliol and Edward III.
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 Battlefield Today
Although the great woods of Sars and Lanieres no longer exist, the modern plantations that now occupy some of their original area give the visitor a very good impression of how the field must have looked on that foggy morning of the 11th September 1709.
The Wood of Tiry, although possibly not being anything like its former size or having the same composition of trees, is nevertheless still represented by a modern coppice, which helps to set the scene when trying to picture the battlefield in 1709.
One can walk the site and reflect on what must have occurred across these now peaceful meadows without having to be surrounded by coach loads of sightseers, or loosing any of its character by being confronted with a mound of earth with a monument on the top, which destroys any of its features.
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 Lord Orkney
His early battle honours included serving at the battles of the Boyne and of Aughrim, as well as Atholne and Limerick, then moving on to being the head of the Royal Fusiliers at Steinkirk (Where the Steinkirk cravat style reputedly came from).
He took part in the battle of Landen or Neerwinden as Colonel of his old regiment, the 1st Foot, and was also present at the siege of Namur.
At the Battle of Blenheim he distinguished himself with his regiment, who under his command carried the village.
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 Keane coat of arms Kane coat of arms O Cahan coat of arms
He transferred to the French army and was a lieutenant-colonel at the victory of the French at the battle of Malplaquet in 1709.
Fiacha at length (B.C. 1448) fell in the battle of Bealgadain, by the hands of Eochaidh Mumho, the son of Moefeibhis, of the race of Heber Fionn.
From Eochaidh Fionn-Fohart decended O'Nowlan or Nolan of Fowerty (or Foharta), in Lease (or Leix), and Saint Bridget; and from Fiacha Suidhe are O'Dolan, O'Brick of Dunbrick, and O'Faelan of Dun Faelan, near Cashel.
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 War of the Spanish Succession - Wikipedia
At first, France was successful in Alsace, and threatened the Austrian capital, but the two generals managed to link up in Bavaria and won the Battle of Blenheim.
An attempt to march on Paris resulted in the Battle of Malplaquet, which was won by the two generals but at such a cost to their forces that this final invasion had to be called off.
England began to get cold feet, too, as a too-decisive victory for Austria would be almost as bad for their interests as one for the French and Spanish.
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 Battlefield Anomalies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main reason for starting this site was to enable the layman, and the professional military historian to gain access to some of the lesser-known battles of history, as well as a few of the more familiar, without having to troll through the masses of irrelevant and often misleading information available on the Web.
It is my hope that the battles and battlefields found here will instil a sense of fresh interest for debate and discussion.
Dersch for the excellent Panotools used for generating the interactive panoramic photographs in the Malplaquet article.
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 Battle Gallery, City Soldiers, King's Regiment
The Battle Gallery brings to life the regiment's very varied experiences of war over the last 200 years, including material on campaigns in:
Film, sound recordings, photographs and models are all used to convey a sense of these very different experiences, along with actual weapons and uniforms used in battle.
Commanders needed to see where their men were to direct the battle.
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 Oxbury - History of the City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
No mention is made in the Domesday Book of a settlement in the area, but Church records from 1269 refer to a small hamlet in what would now be the northern part of the city.
The first mention of the name 'Oxbury' in connection with the area comes from 1711, when the lands were granted to Sir William Oxbury by Queen Anne, in recognition of his vital role at the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709 during the War of the Spanish Succession.
Walter Fisherman OBE (1892-1965), the son of an accountant, was responsible for designing the 'Skyhorse' fighter aircraft that played a vital reserve role in the Battle of Britain.
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