Battle of Fontenoy


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Noun1.Battle of Fontenoy - a battle in 1745 in which the French army under Marshal Saxe defeated the English army and their allies under the duke of Cumberland
War of the Austrian Succession - Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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His one claim to fame during the War of the Austrian Succession came at the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745, when he stepped up to take command of his battalion.
The Black Watch sailed from England to Flanders in 1743 with John Grant as a Lieutenant and his regiment took a prominent part at the Battle of Fontenoy.
This in turn was how the British and French fought in Voltaire's account of the Battle of Fontenoy (1745).
He describes their character and involvement in the Jacobite War, the Flight of the Wild Geese, the Battle of Fontenoy, the decline of Charles Edward Stuart, General Thomas Lally's expedition to India, the War of American Independence, the French Revolution, and other events.
One of the earliest letters dates from 1745, written a few hours after the Battle of Fontenoy during the War of Austrian Succession.
One of the earliest letters Ms Price discovered dated from a few hours after the Battle of Fontenoy during the War of Austrian Succession in 1745, in which Phil Browne confided to his brother: "I have a calm mind and don't fear anything from the consequences of death, being perfectly resigned to the will of the great and Incomprehensible Being who hath a just right to recall it when and in what manner he pleases.
In particular, I will trace the articulation of this conceit in Voltaire's account of the battle of Fontenoy on May 11, 1745.