Dunes, Battle of the

Dunes, Battle of the,

1658, decisive engagement fought near Dunkirk in the struggle between France and Spain that had resulted from Spanish intervention in the FrondeFronde
, 1648–53, series of outbreaks during the minority of King Louis XIV, caused by the efforts of the Parlement of Paris (the chief judiciary body) to limit the growing authority of the crown; by the personal ambitions of discontented nobles; and by the grievances of
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. The Spanish under the command of Don John of Austria and Louis II de Condé lost to the French and their English allies under the command of Turenne.
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