Marlborough's War: Sources

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 12232

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 20

Semester 1

Module description

This part of the linked module examines in detail, with the aid of relevant documents, the international and diplomatic background to the biological failure of the Spanish Habsburg monarchy, in parallel with problems of the royal succession in Britain and the consequences in terms of party politics. Due attention being given to Church-State relations, political-military relations, before examining in detail the complexities of the conflict which broke out over Europe after 1701-2, including detailed case studies of individual military campaigns.