Document ReferencePw2 Hy 1061
TitleMemorandum relative to a base of operations in France; n.d. [c.1710-1724]
Date1710-1714 (c)
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that the only way for the 'Confederates to have a good peace' is to carry the war into France; discusses the best place for a base of operations; provides brief details of the history of British involvement with Calais and mentions that Queen Mary 'died of grief for that loss'; believes that the recapture of Calais would strike a mortal blow to the 'great Tyrant of France'; speculates as to the ease with which Britain can conquer Calais and secure its possession 'by the General Peace'; comments on the benefits this will bring to trade and the 'immortal glory' for the Queen; discusses the method by which troops may be moved and the town conquered.

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Termwars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714
armies, British, manoeuvres
military campaigns, Calais
trade, European

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29903Mary I (1516-1558 ); Queen of England and Ireland; ( acc. 1553)1516-1558
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