The Battle of Taniers MDCCIX.In the begining of this Campaig his Grace the Duke of Marlborough having made a shew of attaching ye Enemy's Army in their Strong Lines, near La Bassee [...]
Etching and engraving with hand-colouring, platemark 270 x 330mm (10½ x 13"). Very large margins. Later.
Taniers, better known as Malplaquet, was the bloodiest battle of the eighteenth century, fought during the war of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). The Allies, under Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy, beat the French, but, having 21,000 dead to the French army's 11,000, it was a pyrrhic victory. The losses prompted the English Tory party to begin agitating for a withdrawal from the war.
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