A perceptive and original account by a leading authority on 18th Century warfare. The Battle of Fontenoy was the turning point in the War of the Austrian Succession and yet it has been very poorly covered before by historians – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: The Battle of Fontenoy 1745, Saxe Against Cumberland in the War of the Austrian Succession FILE: R2925 AUTHOR: James Falkner PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 208 PRICE: £19.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: War of Austrian Succession, Marshal Saxe, Duke of Cumberland, 18th Century warfare, Low Countries, Louis XV, Marie Teresa of Austria, Holy Roman Emperor, Culloden, Jacobite Rebellion
IMAGE: B2925.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yyptc5gy LINKS: DESCRIPTION: A perceptive and original account by a leading authority on 18th Century warfare. The Battle of Fontenoy was the turning point in the War of the Austrian Succession and yet it has been very poorly covered before by historians – Very Highly Recommended Cumberland is remembered for his brutal defeat of the Jacobites in 1745 at Culloden. The finality of that battle may be the reason for historians neglecting the Battle of Fontenoy in the same year, but the War of the Austrian Succession became a block to the ambitions of Louis XV and the Battle of Fontenoy proved to be the critical turning point. The author has not only provided an absorbing narrative that gives fresh insight into the Battle of Fontenoy but also provides an expert review of the nature of warfare of the period in Europe. There are supporting battle maps in the body of the text and a good photo-plate section. This is a book that no military history enthusiast should miss. It is important in the historical review of the Battle of Fontenoy, but it also adds depth to the conflicts that raged through the Low Countries during the 18th Century, adding to the formidable reviews by the same author of the earlier progress and triumphs of Marlborough.