The Reign of Felipe V (1700–46)



In 1700 Louis XIV, ‘Mars Christianissimus’ as Leibniz had satirically called him, had been at work disrupting Europe for nearly thirty years. By 1688 France stood alone confronted by a coalition in which difference between Catholic and Protestant mattered not at all. The Emperor, the King of England, the Grand Pensionary of the United Provinces, the Great Elector of Brandenburg and others with various forms of statecraft and different churches were sworn to fight together to bring France down.


United Province French Army Spanish Court Grand Inquisitor Grand Alliance 
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© W. N. Hargreaves-Mawdsley 1979

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  1. 1.Brandon UniversityCanada

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