George II defeats French at Dettingen (49 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

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.

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