The Great Siege Gibraltar
Gibraltar was captured by an Anglo-Dutch Fleet in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. England, Holland and Austria had declared war on France and Spain after Louis XIV of France decided to recognise his grandson Philip of Anjou as heir to the Spanish and French thrones.
This website reproduces the 'Great Siege' school text book published by the Gibraltar Heritage Trust. It is aimed at supporting learning in the classroom and making resources available for further study at home.