King George's War (1744-18 October 1748) (America)
The American part of the War of the Austrian Succession, the third of four French and Indian Wars. King George's War also saw the continuation of the War of Jenkin's Ear (from 1739) between Britain and Spain. Hostilies between Britain and France in the Americas were triggered by the French capture of a British fort off Nova Scotia. With a combination of British warships and colonial troops, the British captured the key French fort of Louisburg, Nova Scotia (1745), and succesfully held it against two French attempts at recapture (1746 and 1747). The fall of Louisburg isolated the French colonies in Canada. There were also successes against French colonies in the West Indies, while the French with Indian help raided the British colonies. The war was ended, along with the War of Austrian Succession, by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (18 October 1748) which restored all conquered lands in the Americas.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (22 October 2000), King George's War (1744-18 October 1748), http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_kinggeorge.html