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  The Flight Of The Earls.Net - Nine Years War
Indeed the war is just as remarkable for being littered by a series of English military embarrassments such as the defeat at the eponymous battle of the Biscuits (1594) where an English supply column was routed.
The war had cost crown coffers a staggering £2 million while the imminent death of Elizabeth I in 1603 changed the political complexion of the war.
During the war, marines, under Sir Arthur Chichester, outflanked the natural defence of the river Blackwater, engaging in highly controversial depredations, including the mass slaughter of women and children.
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  Nine Years War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was fought to resist French expansionism along the Rhine, as well as, on the part of England, to safeguard the results of the Glorious Revolution from a possible French-backed restoration of James II.
The war began with the French invasion of the Palatinate in 1688, ostensibly to support the claims of Louis XIV's sister-in-law, the Duchess of Orleans, to the territory following the death of her nephew in 1685 and the territory's inheritance by the junior Neuburg branch of the family.
Charles of Lorraine and Maximilian of Bavaria (lately comrades in the Turkish war) besieged Mainz, and the elector of Brandenburg besieged Bonn.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nine_Years_War   (2437 words)

 Nine Years War (Ireland) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war was fought in all parts of the country, but primarily in the northern province of Ulster.
It is not be confused with the Nine Years War of the 1690s, part of which was also fought in Ireland.
The Nine Years War was caused by the collision between the ambition of the Gaelic Irish chieftain Hugh O’Neill and the advance of the English state in Ireland, from control over the Pale to ruling the whole island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nine_Years_War_(Ireland)   (2479 words)

 MSN Encarta - Spanish Succession, War of the
Spanish Succession, War of the, military conflict that started in Italy in 1701, and came to involve most of the states of Western Europe and their overseas territories, before it was ended by the treaties of Utrecht, Rastatt, and Baden in 1713-1714.
Allied war aims were consequently extended to include the enthronement of Archduke Charles as king of Spain (although Leopold made it clear that this would be a task for allied, and not for Habsburg forces).
In subsequent years a succession of victories saw the Netherlands freed from the French (the Battle of Ramillies, in 1706); France itself invaded (the Battle of Oudenaarde, in 1708), and eventually, despite an extraordinarily bloody Pyrrhic victory at the Battle of Malplaquet in 1709, even the great fortress of Lille was in allied hands.
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 Thirty Years' War: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Thirty Years' War was a conflict fought between the years 1618 and 1648, principally in the Central Europe (Central Europe: central europe is the region of europe between eastern europe and western europe...
A year later, Louis XIII died, leaving his five-year-old grandson Louis XIV (Louis XIV: King of France from 1643 to 1715; his long reign was marked by the expansion of French influence in Europe and by the magnificence of his court and the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)) on the throne.
From 1643-45, during the last years of the Thirty Years' War, Sweden and Denmark fought in the Torstenson War (Torstenson War: the hannibal war, hannibal controversy or torstenson war was a short period of conflict...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/thirty_years_war   (4568 words)

 Japanese history: Nara, Heian Periods
In the year 710, the first permanent Japanese capital was established in Nara, a city modelled after the Chinese capital.
The Fujiwara supremacy came to an end in 1068 when the new emperor Go-Sanjo was determined to rule the country by himself, and the Fujiwara failed to control him.
By the end of the war, the Minamoto were able to put an end to Taira supremacy, and Minamoto Yoritomo succeeded as the leader of Japan.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Nine Years War, War of the League of Augsburg, War of the Grand Alliance, King Williams' War, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The war was the third occasion on which the major European powers confronted the expansionist plans of Louis XIV of France whose desire to extend the influence and integration of Catholic powers under Bourbon rule animated so much of European history in the late seventeenth-century.
This particular war was caused in part by the anticipation of the death of the heirless and partly insane Charles II of Spain.
War, is also known as the first of the four French and Indian wars which in the course of the eighteenth century would see the French ousted from Canada and the eastern coast of North America.
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 Nine Years War (Ireland): Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Nine Years War in Ireland (Ireland: An island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland) took place from 1594 to 1603 and is also known as Tyrone's Rebellion.
The war was primarily fought in the northern Irish province of Ulster (Ulster: Loose long overcoat of heavy fabric; usually belted).
The Nine Years War was essentially caused by the collision between the ambition of the Gaelic Irish chieftain Hugh O’Neill and the advance of the English state in Ireland (advance of the English state in Ireland: the tudor re-conquest of ireland took place under the english tudor monarchs during the...
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 World War IV - Naming World Wars
The war known in some circles as the Civil War or the War Between the States is also known in other circles as the War of Northern Agression.
During the Cold War the term "World War III" was widely used to denote the anticipated and dreaded final conflict bewteen the United States and the Soviet Union [what Herman Kahn termed "an insensate wargasm"] that would shatter modern civilization, if not destroy life on Earth.
Huxley's Nine Year's War shound not be confused with the Nine Year's War of 1688-1697, also known as the War of the League of Augsburg or the War of the Grand Alliance.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/ops/world_war_4-name.htm   (853 words)

 The Elizabethan War with Spain - Michael Vogel
War with minimum risk may have been unusual for the times, and the lack of glory frustrating to some of her subjects (such as the Earl of Essex), but in the end she won both the war against Spain and her battle against change.
Elizabeth's government treated the war as a temporary phenomenon that made it unnecessary to alter the established peacetime routine of the state being simply an extension of the monarch (MacCaffrey 57).
Wernham argues that England's war with Spain was primarily a land conflict, focused on the security of the Channel ports of France and the Low Counties (563).
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 The Beginning of the French and Indian War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The French and Indian war was a nine-year battle between France and England.
Because this war is known in the United States as the French and Indian war, many assume the title refers to an on-going battle between the French and Indians.
The French and Indian war concluded in 1763 with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
www.indians.org /articles/french-indian-war.html   (331 words)

 The Hindu Business Line : Will war force good governance?
War is so real that it cannot be fought and won on promises and loose rhetoric.
And, war has to be affordable to the vanquished after it is lost because nations and societies have to be rebuilt.
Wars may have to be funded through surcharges, if farms, firms and families were not allowed to work spontaneously and voluntarily to boost marketable, cash-earning output.
www.thehindubusinessline.com /2002/06/01/stories/2002060100190800.htm   (1627 words)

 Hundred Years War Historical Notes
The Hundred Years War was actually dozens of little wars and hundreds of battles and sieges that went on for over a century (1337-1453), until both sides were exhausted.
Thus the war began, with Philip VI claiming the right to appoint French nobles as rulers of Gascony and Guyenne, and Edward III claiming that he was the rightful king of France and England.
Henry allied himself with the Burgundian faction in the French civil war, defeated the French king Charles VI at Agincourt in 1415 and forced a treaty favorable to the English.
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 Christmas Eve 1601: The Battle of Kinsale   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Meanwhile, Europe was in the throes of the Protestant Reformation and a turf war emerged between the Catholics and Protestants.
Since Ireland was predominantly Catholic, the Nine Years War was seen as an opportunity to undermine English hegemony by Catholic Spain and its supporters.
Tyrone's Rebellion : The Outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland
www.irishclans.com /articles/kinsalebatt.html   (909 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The War of the Holy League (1510 - 1513) ---------------------------------------- [WL] Marignano (1515 - 1516) ----------------------- [WL] French war in Italy.
Russo-Turkish War (1828 - 1829) ------------------------------- [WL] Russia defeated the Ottoman Turks.
Schleswig-Holstein War (1864) ----------------------------- [WL] Austria and Prussia crushed Denmark.
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 Triskelle - Irish History - Nine Years War
Within a few years 40% of Ireland, by that time neatly divided in the counties as they still are today, was owned by English landlords and the Irish started to revolt.
The stress laid on Ireland and the Irish by the new settlers eventually led to the Nine Years War or Tyrone Rebellion.
A case in point is that he took land granted to the Sir Henry Sidney, the Earl of Essex, in 1568 and supported Sidney six years later to settle a dispute with Brian McPhelim O'Neill.
www.vincentpeters.nl /triskelle/history/nineyearswar.php?index=060.047   (1842 words)

 Nine Years War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Nine Years War was the first European war that involved the British since the time of Henry VIII.
the War itself was one primarily of manoeuvre and siege with few pitched battles, which may explain why it has never been that popular among wargames; the exceptions of course being Steenkirk and Landen.
A good guide to the war in Flanders, in my view is John Childs 'The Nine Years War and the British Army 1688-97'.
www.btinternet.com /~tringwar/Nine.html   (581 words)

 The Seven Years War
Although war had not yet been declared, Britain sent two regiments, or 800 men under Edward Braddock to America to take the disputed area, but in 1755, the force was routed and Braddock killed.
Frederick began the year in April by besieging Olmutz in Moravia from his base in Silesia, but the Austrians threatened his lines of communications and forced him to withdraw.
The Seven Years War, or the French and Indian War in North America, had a great impact on world history in several ways.
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In it she first learned to recognize herself as a community of nations; and this intercommunion of states, which originated in the thirty years' war, may alone be sufficient to reconcile the philosopher to its horrors.
In this quarter destructive wars were succeeded but by brief truces, which were scarcely less hurtful: far and wide the land lay waste, while the injured serf had to complain equally of his enemy and his protector.
After an interval of many years, he once more appeared publicly in the Diet at Prague; and to convince the people that he was really still in existence, orders were given that all the windows should be opened in the streets through which he was to pass--proof enough how far things had gone with him.
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 Tiger Treats - Ruth Plumly Thompson's "Trojan War"
For nine long and terrible years the two armies contended for supremacy, so that the plains between Troy and the fleet were torn up and trampled by the constant thunder of the battling men and chariots.
Dwellers in the outlying villages and towns grew accustomed to the blare of trumpets, the clash of armor and the windy neighing of the war horses.
In the ninth year of the contest, a quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon, the two greatest chiefs and warriors of the invading forces, almost brought defeat to the Grecian army.
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 1688 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
November - Hearing that William has landed in England, Louis XIV declares war on the Netherlands.
Perhaps revealingly, he does not attack the Netherlands but instead strikes at the heart of the Holy Roman Empire with about 100,000 soldiers.
The Nine Years War begins in Europe and America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1688   (620 words)

 Trojan And Greek War Heroes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His most prominent opponent in the war was Euphorbus, son of the Dardanian Panthous, when Menelaüs was defending the body of Patroclus, companion of Achilles.
In the war, Paris was the best archer in the Trojan forces, though his records were unimpressive; he managed to wound Diomedes.
After ten years of war, many Trojan would have gladly returned Helen to Menelaüs, but each time, Paris refused, with his father's support.
www.promotega.org /vsu30035/trojan_and_greek_war_heroes.htm   (1013 words)

 Boulder Games-StoreFront Product Detail Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The graphics come from the Morgan Crusader Bible, so it is understandable that none of the cards (which mostly feature weapons) include what is probably the most important weapon of the Hundred Years War — the longbow.
Havoc: The Hundred Years War is a first-rate production, but it is too bad that Sunriver chose a way to market the game that alienates gamers who believe competition is good and price-fixing is bad.
Nine famous battles are fought, with historical summaries on the backs of the Battle cards.
www.bouldergames.com /detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=1795   (268 words)

 Nine Years War: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
This first episode in the long contest between England and France is also known as King William's War, and as the War of the Grand Alliance.
The war ended with the Peace of Ryswick in September.
However, there had been some dramatic campaigns on the island during the war, which showed the British government that if it was to maintain its position in Newfoundland, then it would have to defend it.
www.heritage.nf.ca /exploration/9years.html   (369 words)

 Oh, What a Lovely War 2
Between 6 000 and 7 000 children under five years of age are dying every month of embargo-related causes, according to Denis Halliday, a former UN under-secretary general who resigned last July as Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq, in protest at 'the destruction of an entire nation.'
Today, following the Gulf War, nine years of ruthless UN-imposed sanc-tions and recurrent US/UK bombardments, its water and sewage systems are in ruins.
Either the families live in areas heavily bombarded during the Gulf War, or the fathers were in the army in bombarded areas.
www.matriots.com /apn/226/iraq2.htm   (794 words)

 Christiaan De Wet. Three Years War. Table of Contents & Biography
He won renown as commander in chief of the Orange Free State forces in the South African War (1899-1902) and was a leader in the Afrikaner rebellion of 1914.
At the beginning of the South African War, he headed a militia unit, and his military ingenuity and daring soon led to his appointment as commander in chief of the Orange Free State forces.
In the nearly three years until the 31st May 1902 when the war ended with the signing of the Peace of Vereeniging, De Wet established a worldwide reputation as a most remarkable guerrilla fighter.
www.pinetreeweb.com /dewet-bio.htm   (933 words)

 The Thirty-Years-War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On May 23, 1618, a year before Ferdinand was named emperor, the Bohemian leaders unceremoniously threw two imperial officials out of a window in the palace at Prague.
In his nineteen years as king, be had proved himself to he as able an administrator as Maximilian of Bavaria and as careful a military organizer as Wallenstein.
Their support was an important asset, because nine days before the terms of the peace were published, France had declared war in order to check the power of Spain.
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