Ramillies


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
Related to Ramillies: Malplaquet, Oudenarde

Ramillies

a village in central Belgium where the Duke of Marlborough defeated the French in 1706
References in periodicals archive ?
Ramillies Hall did fulfil its legal requirements in ensuring at least one staff member with a paediatric first aid training certificate was on the premises at any given time.
Neil was made sea captain at 32 on the motor vessel Ramillies.
The third of the four famous victories over the French won by John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugene of Savoy in the War of the Spanish Succession (Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet) came after a succession of setbacks in 1707.
He spent six months in the Indian Ocean on the battleship HMS Ramillies in 1940 and in January 1941 he joined the battleship HMS Valiant, where, as a midshipman, he earned a mention in dispatches.
Both were started with some successes for the French, but not for long, as evidenced by the decisive encounters at La Hogue, Blenheim, Ramillies and Malplaquet.
In the end, only the Ramillies and Berwick were made available for reassignment.
If we are today astonishingly ill informed about the once-famous battles fought at Ramillies, Ondenarde, Lille, and Malplaquet in the brief span from 1706 to 1709, it is because we have become accustomed to averting our gaze from the fundamental realities of political life.
ERNEST RANKIN, Ramillies Road, Red House Estate, Sunderland.
At Ramillies, at a critical point in the battle he led a cavalry charge into the French Maison du Roi, the equivalent of the household cavalry, which was involved in a seesaw battle for control of the center of the line.
1100-1050 rcybp; Avonlea and Old Women's; Adams 1977); the Ramillies site (ca.
For England the war was to be identified with victories at Blenheim, Ramillies, and Oudernarde, with the capture of Gibraltar in 1704 and of Minorca in 1708.
Alongside the obvious entries (for example, Bolingbroke, Torcy, Rakoczi; Ramillies, Denain, Cadiz), are entries that accord obscure persons and places their fifteen lines (or fifteen words) of fame.