The Battle of Fontenoy 1745
Saxe against Cumberland in the War of the Austrian Succession
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
224 Pages, 6 x 9.5 in, 20 illustrations
- June 2019
- In Stock
Great Britain with her Austrian and Dutch allies fought to ensure that Maria Theresa of Austria should be able to take the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. Ranged against her interests was the might of Louis XV's France, which strove to weaken Austria by promoting a Bavarian aspirant to the Imperial throne. On 11 May 1745 at Fontenoy in the Austrian Netherlands the two sides met in a ferocious day-long struggle that changed course of the war.
James Falkner's narrative gives a fascinating insight into the Battle of Fontenoy itself and more widely into the nature of warfare in Europe 250 years ago.
"It is an easy recommendation for someone who is looking for information on the War of the Austrian Succession..." ~A Wargamers Needful Things