The War of Spanish Succession Subsumed an Entire Continent

The balance of power in Europe was at stake throughout the 13-year conflict.

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  • Philip IV gives his daughter, Maria Teresa, in marriage to Louis XIV in 1660.Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons
inbreeding of charles II's family tree led to the war of spanish succession
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  • A family tree depicts the repeated intermarriages resulting in Charles II's birth.

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  • The Duke of Anjou is recognized as Philip V of Spain.

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  • Troops at the Battle of Ramillies, 1706.

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  • An illustration of the northern approach to Gibraltar, 1567.

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