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The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...



Item # 666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".
The Siege of Lille was the most prominent operation of the 1708 campaign in the War of the Spanish Succession. After an obstinate defense of 120 days, the French garrison surrendered the city and citadel of Lille to the forces of the Duke of Marlborough.
A single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/2 inches, small hole in the front leaf affects 2 words, close-trimmed at the top of the back page causes partial loss to the top line, good condition.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's