Editors. "The Hague Conference for peace negotiations is opened". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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After disastrous losses at the battles of Oudenarde and Lille, Louis XIV seeks to negotiate a peace by sending his foreign minister, the Marquis de Torcy, to meet allied commanders at The Hague. Louis agrees to give up all his Spanish territories to the Allies, and to supply money to aid the expulsion of Philip V from Spain. However, the Allies demands the humiliating condition that Louis use his own army to dethrone his own grandson Philip, which he is not prepared to accept. This leads to the resumption of warfare.
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