The War of the Spanish Succession

March 9, 2017 – On November 1, 1700 the childless King of Spain died, leaving behind a huge empire. The issue of who its future ruler should be electrified all important princely courts. Everybody sniffed a chance to secure himself a small part of the Spanish Empire. The War of the Spanish Succession is an old-style cabinet war, centered upon advantages, proportionality, and the art of warfare.

We have summarized the events for you in this film. You will see coins and medals from the Collection of Siegfried von Schuckmann offered at the Kuenker Auction 289.

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