Barry Hilton - The inspiration for this piece was an article
written by Rene Chartrand in 1999 but which I read for the first time in 2008
when some nice chap posted a link to it on the League of Augsburg forum.
Occasionally we all happen on something that captures our imagination disproportionately
and Mr Chartrand’s work did that for me. I was familiar with some of his output
via the Osprey title The Army of Louis
XIV (MAA 203) but was unaware that he had written on the subject of what
has become known for posterity as King William’s War in the English speaking
world. This is yet another name for the hostilities which took place on the
North American continent during the Nine Years War 1688-1697. The relationship
between these two conflicts finds a strong parallel in that of The Seven Years
War and the so called French & Indian Wars.
|French defenders of Quebec|
What I found so intriguing was that the New Englanders had actually mounted a seaborne invasion of the