With Part 6, which covers the years 1710 to 1714, we conclude our series of posts on the War of the Spanish Succession.
In 1710, Louis XIV’s luck began to turn. He sent a new army into Spain to help Felipe V. In command was the Duc de Vendôme, this time without the Duc de Bourgogne to get in his way. Left to his own lights, the old duke defeated the Anglo-Austrian forces and drove them out of Spain by the end of the year. He returned to Versailles covered in glory and left Felipe V firmly on the Spanish throne once and for all.