Editors. "Battle of Malplaquet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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Marlborough and Imperial commander Prince Eugene defeat the French at the Battle of Malplaquet, with very heavy casualties. In response to this encounter, the Tories nickname Marlborough the 'Butcher'.
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