France declares war on Spain (28 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


France declares war on Spain, accusing the Spaniards of having seized the Elector of Trier. In response, French armies march to attach both the Spanish Netherlands and Franche-Comté.

Editors. "France declares war on Spain". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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