History of Leith, Edinburgh

January 4, 2009

The Jameson Monument-South Leith Church

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(c) John Arthur

The Seven Years’ War (1756-1763) involved all of the major European powers of the period, causing 900,000 to 1,400,000 deaths. The British entered two years after the start of the war, later calling it the “Seven Year’s War”, although it was really nine years. Prussia, Electorate Brunswick-L√ľneburg, and United Kingdom of Great Britain (including British colonies in North America, the British East India Company, and Ireland) were pitted against Austria, France (including the North American colony of New France and the French East India Company), the Russian Empire, Sweden, and Saxony. Portugal (on the side of Great Britain) and Spain (on the side of France) were later drawn into the conflict, and a force from the neutral Netherlands was attacked in India. for more click here

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