Document ReferencePw2 Hy 660
TitleDraft of letter from Robert Harley [later 1st Earl of Oxford], Whitehall, London, to [Charles Spencer] 3rd Earl of Sunderland; 17/28 Jul. 1705
Date28 July 1705
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionSays that Queen Anne has considered the 'state of affairs abroad' and the 'great concerne it is to yr Emper' [Joseph I]; wishes to improve on the success of the Duke of Marlborough; suggests that a 'vigouous act of the army under the Margrave of Baden[-Baden] would aid the 'common cause'; discusses various suggestions relating to the progress of the military campaign; believes that Louis? is corresponding with France but acting with 'vigor and zeale' on their side; expresses concern that the troops of Louis? do not have the necessary confidence in him.

Old Style dating on letter.
Termdiplomacy, with Holy Roman Empire
wars, War of the Spanish Succession 1701-1714

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA29438Joseph I (1678-1711 ); Holy Roman Emperor; ( styled King of the Romans until 1705)1678-1711
NA18608Anne (1665-1714); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland1665-1714
NA13806Churchill; John (1650-1722); 1st Duke of Marlborough; created 1702; Marquis of Blandford1650-1722
NA893Harley; Robert (1661-1724); 1st Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; M.P.; speaker 1701-1705; P.M. 1711-17141661-1724
NA28983Spencer; Charles (c.1674-1722); 3rd Earl of Sunderland; statesman and bibliophilec.1674-1722
NA30237Baden-Baden; Ludwig Wilhelm (1655-1707); Margrave of Baden-Baden; succ. 1677; styled 'Prince Louis of Baden'; general in the Imperial armies1655-1707
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