George II defeats French at Dettingen (49 words)

Historical Context Note

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An army of British, Hanoverian and Hessian troops defeats the French at the Battle of Dettingen. George II leads his forces, making this the last time a British monarch personally led his troops into battle. However, plans to capitalise on this victory by invading France are not carried out.

Editors. "George II defeats French at Dettingen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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