By George Childs Kohn
Comprises summaries of all remarkable wars from earliest recorded heritage to the current day, spanning a few four-thousand years.
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To punish Spain, he sent an expedition under Admiral Sir William Penn (1621–70) to attack the West Indian Spanish colonies of Santo Domingo and Jamaica, which were captured in 1655. Allied with France, England challenged Spain in the West Indies and on the high seas. ] Anglo-Spanish War of 1655–59 24 Anglo-Spanish War of 1727–29 Off Cádiz, Spain, in 1656, a large, valuable Spanish treasure fleet was seized. English ships under Admiral Robert Blake (1599–1657) destroyed Spanish vessels at the Canary Islands and at Veracruz, Mexico, in 1657.
Rather than risk the destruction of the republic’s records, Houston agreed that the capital would remain in Austin, where it remains today. E. Ardennes, Battle of the OF THE. See BULGE, BATTLE Ardoin’s Revolt (1002) Ardoin (Arduin) (d. 1015), marquis of Ivrea, led the Lombards in northern Italy in a successful revolt against the rule of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III (980–1002), who earlier had declared himself king of Lombardy and now planned to create an “ecclesiastical empire” centered in Rome.
Although war was declared soon after, it was not pursued; an antiforeign coup in 1688 toppled Phaulkon, and Siam closed its ports to all foreigners for 150 years. Anglo-Sikh Wars See SIKH WARS. Anglo-Spanish War of 1587–1604 During their later reigns, England’s Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) and Spain’s King Philip II (1527–98) began a long, confused war at sea, in the Netherlands, in France, and in Spain. The war, whose most spectacular incident was the defeat of the SPANISH ARMADA in 1588, had become inevitable by 1585, when England sent troops to aid Protestant, Spanish-resisting Holland.
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