The War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714, James Falkner.
An excellent new single volume history of this important conflict,
covering all of the areas of conflict and the related diplomatic
manoeuvres. Provides a clear example of a war in which outstanding
military victories didn’t lead to the sort of political results that one
might have expected, but one that still greatly reduced the power of
France and set the tone for the series of wars that dominated the
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