Author Results for David F. Marley

A Fearful Gift, the Spanish Naval Build-Up in the West Indies 1759-1762

By David F. Marley

Following the insanity and death of Ferdinand VI, his successor, Charles III engaged in complex diplomatic activity leading to an alliance with France initiated by the duc de Choiseul and precipitated by the threat of a British expedition against France’s West Indian colonies. Despite a programme of shipbuilding and the transfer of substantial naval forces […] Read More

Filed under: Seven Years’ War | Caribbean
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy