Battle of Ramillies


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Ramillies, battle of

(răm`ĭlēz, Fr. rämēyē`), fought May 23, 1706, near the village of Ramillies-Offus, Walloon Brabant prov., Belgium, 12 mi (19 km) S of Tienen, in the War of the Spanish Succession. Here, in one of his most brilliant victories, Marlborough commanded British, Dutch, and Danish troops and defeated the French under Villeroi. The victory enabled the allies to capture Antwerp, Ghent, and Bruges and to overrun the Spanish Netherlands.
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This is my first contact with The Holden Press, but I should note that they have published two other collections that mix historical essays with verse in both Latin and English: Ramillies (a commemoration of the three hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Ramillies, 1706) and 1708: Oudenarde and Lille.
During his tenure as British governor of the Anglo-Dutch Condominium, which ruled Flanders and Brabant following their recapture from the French in the wake of the Battle of Ramillies in 1706, Cadogan amassed considerable sums of money from the manipulation of exchange rates, forage contracts, and army pay.
Over the centuries the bells of this church have rung out to mark special days such as Christmas Day or Coronation Day and any other public thanksgiving decided by Parliament - like, for example, the Duke of Marlborough's (Winston Churchill's famous ancestor) victory at the battle of Ramillies over the French army of King Louis XIV in 1706.