Siege of Alcántara (1706)

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The siege of Alcántara was a siege between Allied and French forces in 1706, as part of the War of the Spanish Succession.[1] Lord Galway led a force of British and Portuguese soldiers to attack the garrison at Alcántara. Part of James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick's army was lost for the French. In total, ten French battalions laid down their arms and surrendered 60 guns to Galway's troops.[2] The Allies proceeded to occupy Madrid two months later.

Siege of Alcántara
Part of the War of the Spanish Succession
Date9–14 April 1706
Result Allied victory
Portugal Portugal
Spain Bourbon Spain
Commanders and leaders
Kingdom of England Earl of Galway
Portugal Marquess of Minas
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
Unknown 10 infantry battalions,
60 guns


  1. ^ "War of the Spanish Succession". Heritage History. Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ Dictionary of Battles by Thomas Harbottle, 1904