War of the Austrian Succession


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War of the Austrian Succession

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(Historical Terms) the war (1740–48) fought by Austria, Britain, and the Netherlands against Prussia, France, and Spain in support of the right of succession of Maria Theresa to the Austrian throne and against the territorial aims of Prussia
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Noun1.War of the Austrian Succession - Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748
Battle of Fontenoy, 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
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The book starts with background on various conflicts, especially the War of the Austrian Succession. Later chapters give details on infantry structure and organization, as well as infantry and guard regiments during the 18th century.
The War of Jenkins' Ear ultimately segued into the War of the Austrian Succession, in which other European countries became involved.
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.
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Seeley noted that between 1689 and 1815, England waged seven great wars against France (and other powers), including the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of the Austrian Succession, the Seven Years' War, the American War, and the wars of the French Revolution and Empire.
Question 10: An oak tree stands near William Turner's Almshouses at Kirkleatham in memory of a popular local man, who received terrible injuries in Bavaria in the war of the Austrian Succession in 1743.
Kopperman (history, Oregon State U.) brings it to light, explaining that Buchanan based his account mostly on his observations while surgeon to a cavalry regiment serving in Flanders in 1742-45 during the War of the Austrian Succession, and that it is unusual in focusing on a single regiment and reflecting the perspectives of the surgeon.
It was composed in 1749 for a royal celebration of the end of the War of the Austrian Succession the previous year.
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Examining in detail three British victories--the War of the Spanish Succession, War of the Austrian Succession, and Seven Years' War--as well as a defeat, the loss of the 13 American colonies, Simms argues that Britain's rise to greatness was based upon a coherent strategic culture that was firmly Eurocentric.
The history of the units that would make up the Light Infantry and the regiment itself involves virtually all the wars fought or military actions undertaken by Britain between 1702 and 1959: Spanish Succession, War of the Austrian Succession, the West Indies, Ireland, the Napoleonic campaigns, the Crimean War, India (including the Mutiny), Sudan, the Boer War, the Great War, the Second World War, fighting Jewish terrorists in Palestine, and Cyprus.

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