|Siege of Barcelona|
|Part of War of the Spanish Succession|
Siege of Barcelona (1706)
Kingdom of England |
Kingdom of France |
|Commanders and leaders|
Lord Peterborough |
Phillip V |
René de Froulay de Tessé
The Siege of Barcelona took place between 3 and 27 April 1706 during the War of the Spanish Succession when a Franco- Spanish army led by Phillip V laid siege to Barcelona in an attempt to recapture it following its fall to an English-led Allied army the previous year.
The siege was abandoned, following the appearance of a large English fleet under the command of John Leake carrying reinforcements. The Franco-Spanish army was forced to abandon its supplies and artillery in its hasty retreat. Phillip was cut off from returning to Madrid, and so he crossed into France. Barcelona remained in Allied hands until 1714.
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