War of the Austrian Succession

On 27 June 1743, King George II commanded the British Army against the French at Dettingen.

It was the last time a reigning British monarch would personally lead troops into battle.

This 18th-century conflict was caused by the question of Maria Theresa’s succession to the Austrian crown.

During the war, British troops proved their worth as soldiers.

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