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War of the Spanish Succession

By |2018-04-08T11:14:24+00:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Philip V of Spain Austria and France fight over Spain The War of the Spanish Succession was a war between Austria and France. They were fighting over which of them would rule Spain and all of Spain's colonies in North and South America. When Charles II of Spain died in 1700 AD, he left no sons. People disagreed [...]

Enlightenment in Spain – 1700s

By |2018-04-28T17:46:56+00:00August 5th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Barbara of Portugal, Queen of Spain Elizabeth Farnese kept power in Spain until the death of her husband Philip in 1746 AD, but when Philip died power passed from Elizabeth to her step-son Ferdinand VI's wife Barbara. Ferdinand and Barbara stayed neutral between France and Britain. They refused to get involved. Like the advisers of Louis XV at the same [...]